Social Media Guidelines
Introduction[edit | edit source]
Social media offers many benefits to health professionals in terms of communication, networking, learning, professional development and promotional activity. However it exhibits many challenges as it can blur the boundaries between professional and social life. It is vital that health professionals are aware of the oportunities and pitfalls that they face.
Organisation guidelines[edit | edit source]
- Focus on standards: social networking sites, Health Professions Council, UK
- Social Media Policy, Australian Physiotherapy Association
- Social Media Guidance, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, UK
- APTA Policy: Standards of Conduct in the Use of Social Media, American Physical Therapy Association
- Social Media Guidelines, Canadian Physiotherapy Association
- Practice Guideline: Use of social media, Physiotherapy Alberta, Canada
- Social Media E-book for Physios, New Zealand Physiotherapy Association (members only)
Resources[edit | edit source]
- Basevi R, Reid D, Godbold R (2014) Ethical guidelines and the use of social media and text messaging in health care: a
- review of literature New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy 42(2): 68-80.
- Osman H. Ahmed, Leica S. Claydon, Daniel C. Ribeiro, Ashokan Arumugam, Chris Higgs, G. David Baxter. Social media for physiotherapy clinics:considerations in creating a Facebook page. Physical Therapy Review, 2012,
- Gagnon K, Sabus C. Professionalism in a Digital Age: Opportunities and Considerations for Using Social Media in Health Care. Phys Ther. 2014 Jun 5. [Epub ahead of print]
- Knight E, Werstine RJ, Rasmussen-Pennington DM, Fitzsimmons D, Petrella RJ. Physiotherapy 2.0: Leveraging Social Media to Engage Patients in Rehabilitation and Health Promotion. Phys Ther. 2014 Mar 13.
- Maloney S, Moss A, Ilic D. Social media in health professional education: a student perspective on user levels and prospective applications. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2014 Feb 25.
- Giordano C, Giordano C. Health professions students' use of social media. J Allied Health. 2011 Summer;40(2):78-81.