How Does Online Media Affect Oral Health

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Responding to the comment was really challenging. When replying to the message, there is a direct interaction compare to just writing the blog to the general population. I have to give an answer that correspond to the question that is individually based. Although I know both option of drink have harmful effect on oral health, I cannot express my personal view. I had used resources to support oral health message and conclude the statement. I was only able to find newspaper articles that compare the sugar content between the two drinks. There may be the possibility of bias as media is quite subjective. People do not always published information in order to provide the public with accurate health information and promote good health (Seale, 2003). …show more content…
It provides opportunity to deliver health messages to a large group of audience but it can be challenging for the professionals. The anonymity nature of online media, allows individuals to participate and be more involved without fearing embarrassment, then again the convenience of it makes the boundaries between professional and personal less apparent. It is crucial for OHP to maintain the same standard of professionalism online as if they are having a direct contact with the patient. Because the relationship between professionals and patient is not equal; anything the professional says brings authority. Applying personal values in a professional setting may constitute an abuse of position. OHP have constantly be aware of this fiduciary relationship as misuse of this media could have serious …show more content…
OHP need to be aware of patients ' confidentiality when communicating online. Trust between patient and OHP would be established by not disclosing private and personal information publicly and positive relationship would be formed. OHP need to be conscious of the boundaries between clinician and patient to ensure the rights of both parties are protected and respected. As OHP, we are not only representing ourselves but also the organisation we belong to. Therefore we have to uphold its reputation by maintaining professional behaviour at all times. The language we use online needs to be formal and suitable for the target audience in order to delivery message effectively (Health and Disability Commissioner, 2012). When personal value is being bought to consultation, OHP need to provide recommendation that is based on professional standards (research best practice) rather than personal

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