Fran Melmed writing for TLNT recently reported on the need for more caregiver affinity groups in the workplace. Citing the Pew Internet Projectäó»s latest study on the social life of health information, Pew found that caregivers use social network sites for updates and gathering information support more than other online social network participants.
- 28% of caregivers follow friendsäó» health updates, compared with 21% of other social network site users.æ
- 20% of caregivers who use social network sites say they have gathered health information on such a site, compared with 12% of other users.
Does your employee have a caregiver group? Ask. And perhaps think about taking the lead in forming one. Caregivers in the workplace desperately need support and need to know that others are experiencing what they are experiencing.