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References:Gass, M., (2016). Honors theses. Risks and benefits of self-diagnosis using the internet. Nelson, R., & Staggers, N. (2018). Health informatics: An interprofessional approach (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.Alanna,I enjoyed your post about privacy risks, especially when it comes to mixing social media and health care. Social media outlets are places for people to vent and express themselves, this is encouraged in forums like Facebook, however many a nurse has breached patient privacy and therefore broken the law by doing just that (Stevens, 2018). I have personally seen posts by individuals that work in healthcare, that seem innocent, but if a family member were to look them up on social media you never know what their reaction may be. I think mixing work with social media in all professions, not just healthcare, is risky.References:Nelson, R., & Staggers, N. (2018). Health informatics: An interprofessional approach(2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. Stevens, M. (2018). Friend or foe? Social medias legal pitfalls. Nursing and residential care,20(5), 218-220. doi:10.12968/nrec.2018.20.5.218Jessica,I agree with you that it is difficult for practitioners to maintain their professionalism and maintaina social media page. I am always surprised when I come across a commenters on social media sites, such as Facebook, that openly mention being a medical doctor or have their profession posted on their profile. I'm not sure why this surprised me more than individuals of other professions, nursing for example, but I assume it is the overall way we come to see the medical profession involving doctors. There are several challenges to physicians and social media usage, many are personal reasons such as time management, but confidentiality and patient privacy
risks sticks out (Panahi, Watson, & Partridge, 2014). I do not think it is wise for physicians to have a very open social media presence. References:Nelson, R., & Staggers, N. (2018). Health informatics: An interprofessional approach(2nded.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. Panahi, S., Watson, J., & Partridge, H. (2014). Social media and physicians: Exploring the benefits and challenges. Health informatics journal,22(2), 99-112. doi:10.1177/1460458214540907
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