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What is social media?

Power, A. (2014) What is social media? British Journal of Midwifery. 22(12), pp. 896-897. 0969-4900.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: There is growing evidence to suggest that social media has great potential for professional discourse, dissemination of research and sharing of best practice; with their use being supported by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) who both have active social media profiles on Facebook and Twitter. In the absence of official guidelines, the NMC advises its members to act as professionally online as in person, in line with the principles of The Code (NMC, 2008). The extension of the construct of professionalism to the digital domain has blurred the boundary between personal and professional personas and this lack of clarity seems to have created a barrier to social media being used by midwives to its full potential in a professional context. This series of short articles will provide step by step guides written in plain English on how to join the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn using appropriate privacy settings and will provide suggestions on how to use the platforms confidently, productively and safely in a professional context.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social media, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R858 Computer applications to medicine. Medical informatics > R859.7.S63 Social media in medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT50 Nursing informatics > RT50.5 Social media
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics > RG950 Midwifery
Creators: Power, Alison
Publisher: MA Healthcare Ltd.
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Health
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Health & Society > Midwifery
Faculties > Faculty of Health & Society > Midwifery
Date: 2 December 2014
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 896-897
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Midwifery
Volume: 22
Number: 12
Language: English
ISSN: 0969-4900
Status: Published / Disseminated

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