By Sandra M. DeJong MD

Blogs and Tweets, Texting and Friending: Social Media and on-line Professionalism in overall healthiness Care summarizes the most typical blunders - and their criminal and moral ramifications -made in social media through busy healthiness care execs. It offers top practices for utilizing social media whereas preserving on-line professionalism. The publication is going directly to determine different types of warning, from confidentiality of sufferer details and conserving the professional's privateness to normal netiquette in tweeting, texting, running a blog, and friending. And it publications you in developing a college web page (or determining to not) and coping with your on-line footprint.

The attached new release usually makes use of social media, together with well-being care execs, yet what occurs whilst a sufferer desires to buddy you? Or whilst you might have already published a rant on a sufferer that will get seen by means of others? What info could already be floating on the net sufferer might locate approximately you in a Google seek and that would influence your healing relationship?

Whether you're new to social media or knowledgeable person on your inner most existence (but have not considered what this implies for you professionally), this publication is for you. it is the ''when'' and ''how'' to take advantage of social media successfully whereas retaining on-line professionalism.

  • Identifies social media most sensible practices for holding on-line professionalism
  • Covers a number of different types of social media, from blogs and tweets to texting and friending
  • Includes case vignettes of real-life activities and their repercussions
  • Intended for the security of either the pro and the buyer or patient

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42 Liability, Malpractice, and Maintaining the Standard of Care Practitioners should limit their practice to the treatment of patients and medical conditions they are qualified to treat. For example, providing online advice to children when one is only qualified to treat adults raises concerns. One of the challenges with unsolicited emails and interactive websites is that the treater may not know how old the patient is. Voicing an apology when a professionalism breach has occurred can be very healing, and in some jurisdictions treaters who do so are protected under the law.

For the following discussion of clinical approaches to preventing negligence and malpractice, I am indebted to Appelbaum and Gutheil’s discussion in their chapter on “Malpractice and other forms of liability” (Appelbaum & Gutheil, 2007, pp. 141–163). Errors by health-care professionals and negative outcomes of treatment occur as part of life and human fallibility. Why, then, do some such events result in malpractice litigation (even though most do not)? Forensic experts typically say that the answer lies in the personality and psychology of the professional, the personality and psychology of the patient, and how the two people feel and behave in the context of a bad outcome.

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