eprofessionalism and careers in health and medicine

medicineIf you are studying for a career in health, medicine or social care professions e.g. as a doctor, nurse, or surgeon,  etc. – please check if there are guidelines on using social media in your profession.

Some common misunderstandings include:

  • what you and others say online – stays online – even in personal spaces!
  • if content is deleted it cannot be recovered (it does live on a server somewhere, or has already been shared/retweeted/posted)
  • even if you think you are not naming an individual e.g. a patient/client, if there is any identifiable information  – this is still a breach of confidentiality

New! Code of conduct – Nursing and Midwifery Council (31 March 2015)

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