The landscape of blogging in palliative care

Palliat Med. 2012 Sep;26(6):858-9. doi: 10.1177/0269216311432900. Epub 2012 Jan 4.


We present the case of a 30-year-old patient with pontine glioblastoma multiforme, World Health Organisation grade IV (WHO IV). This case is of particular interest in terms of the patient's use of social media as a medium of expression. This popular form of communication raises important clinical, ethical and social issues relating to confidentiality and the nature of the physician-patient relationship in a unique context.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blogging*
  • Brain Stem Neoplasms / psychology*
  • Glioblastoma / psychology*
  • Hospice Care / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Palliative Care*
  • Pons