Published on in Vol 19, No 3 (2017): March

Impact of Social Processes in Online Health Communities on Patient Empowerment in Relationship With the Physician: Emergence of Functional and Dysfunctional Empowerment

Impact of Social Processes in Online Health Communities on Patient Empowerment in Relationship With the Physician: Emergence of Functional and Dysfunctional Empowerment

Impact of Social Processes in Online Health Communities on Patient Empowerment in Relationship With the Physician: Emergence of Functional and Dysfunctional Empowerment

Authors of this article:

Gregor Petrič1 Author Orcid Image ;   Sara Atanasova1 Author Orcid Image ;   Tanja Kamin2 Author Orcid Image


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Books/Policy Documents

  1. Atanasova S, Koinig I. The International Encyclopedia of Health Communication. View