Social Media In Health Care

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The use of social media is increasing rapidly in health care, to help people to build stronger, more successful patient relationships. Social media helps to communicate, support patient and educate. Health care professional have many social media tools which are easily excess able including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Flickr. These tools allows health care professionals to enhance patient care, educated and share information. It supports and helps the health care system, but there are potential risk that are associated, which can cause problem to professional. (NCBI, C. Lee Ventola , JUNE 2014) This assignment will explore, personal association with social media and will navigate the difference how the concepts of using social
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Online application like Facebook, Instagram, what’s app are the most apps that I use in my personal life. I use social media to communicate and stay in touch with my family, friends and relatives. I don’t only engage in social media to communicate with friends, I engage to keep myself informed what is happening to the world. Personally social media is very useful, to get information and connect with people. Social media is also used for emergency communication with family, friends, for example delivering immediate messages about health conditions about family or for personal help. Social media also supports me with my learning, it allows me to discuss with my friends and also informs about to upcoming …show more content…
Health care professional should ensure that all personal social media has set up privacy setting so it 's not viewed by the public. It’s important to follow the code of ethical conduct on confidentiality and privacy (AHPRA, 17 March 2014). Confidentiality is an ethical duty of health care professional whilst privacy is a common law. Health care professional have responsibilities to keep patients safe by applying the obligations which is required. Information can’t be disclosure without the person implied consent. Patient should be involved in discussion and understand what they are giving consent to. (The Law hand book, 2015). In health care professions, health carer has responsibilities to maintain patient privacy, when posting or talking about the patient in online networking. (Australian Collage of Nursing) Health care professional’s responsibilities is to keep the patients safe and respect privacy, which they fail. Nurses often made mistake honestly, for example taking inoperative image and sharing on personal social media. (Charles Ornstein 2015) Photos or video shouldn’t be taken of patients on personal or employer-provided devices without following policies. If health care professional is found unable to follow polices, there is Potential Consequences. If it’s found, they may face fine or temporary loss of licensure and have history record.

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