Social media and research papers: Is it worth the effort?

Categories: Care.

“If you want people to find and read your research, build up a digital presence in your discipline and use it to promote your work when you have something interesting to share,” says the author. 

This is particularly relevant for the often-misunderstood discipline of palliative care. As evidenced by the high volume and quality of abstracts submitted to the recent EAPC World Research Congress, there is a large amount of excellent work being done. The question is: are the researchers getting it ‘out there’? 

ehospice is just one site that encourages researchers to submit articles describing their work and making it accessible and understandable by the general public. This also offers fellow academics a quick and easy way to stay up to date with what is going on in the field. 

Read more about using social media to disseminate research on the London School of Economics blog.

Contact the editor to submit an article to ehospice. 

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