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Health Communication Ethics Case Studies


First, Do No Harm? Doctor-Patient Confidentiality and Protecting Third Parties [PDF]

Don’t “Like” My Children: The Ethics of “Sharenting” on Social Media [PDF]

Side Effects May Include Persuasion: The Ethics of Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertisements [PDF]

How Can I Be So Mean to Myself? Digital Self-Harm and the Ethics of Social Media [PDF]

Is It Only A Game? The Ethics of First-Person Shooter Video Games [PDF]

More cases coming soon!


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