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Nursing, Privacy and the Risks of Social Media

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Social media, the umbrella term for connecting with others online through websites and apps like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, has grown into a massive multi-billion dollar making industry over the past fifteen years.

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<p>Social media, the umbrella term for connecting with others online through websites and apps like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, has grown into a massive multi-billion dollar making industry over the past fifteen years. With 65.8% of Australians using Facebook according to social media agency Vivid Social (2017), chances are you’re one of them. As a healthcare professional, using social media can be beneficial from an educational and peer support point of view. Being able to discuss the latest research findings and evidence based practice is an important aspect of continuing your professional development, and social media is just one of </p>

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Zoe Hughes
Zoe is a copywriter and blogger from the UK. Once working as an Operating Department Practitioner in a busy Orthopaedic theatre suite specialising in regional anaesthetic techniques, she now writes for the health industry due to disability. Using the education and skills learned as a nurse, along with the experience of being disabled – Zoe is passionate about helping health professionals communicate better with their patients via social media, blogs and websites. In her spare time, Zoe is a governor at her local primary school, and is writing a play about invisible illness.
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Aimee Sing
26 May 2020
Great reinforcement of existing knowledge for me!
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Tracy Starling
13 Sep 2020
Interesting and worth a read
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Bina Baniya
04 Apr 2021
Great resource
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Mariel Cortes
16 May 2020
Relevant article.
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Nadia Franich
08 Jul 2020
This resource was easy to read & understand, and brought forward some issues that I was not aware of. I thought personal social media profiles were completely seperate to our work & now I have so much more awareness of the risks involved with nurses using Social Media.
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Emily Eadie
08 May 2020
Good source.
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Stella Warrior
07 May 2020
Great infirnation
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Linli Li
28 Mar 2022
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It is important to know how to protect staff and patients personal information . Do not discuss in all social media platforms.
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Kerrin Laws
06 May 2020
Informative
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