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Is Facebook an appropriate platform for professional discourse?

Power, A. (2015) Is Facebook an appropriate platform for professional discourse? British Journal of Midwifery. 23(2), pp. 140-142. 0969-4900.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: Facebook was founded in 2004 and is an online social networking service. There are over 31 million users in the UK, with more than 77 000 of these listing their occupation as nurse, midwife or health visitor. Historically, Facebook was used to supplement and enhance existing real-world relationships, rather than to access, communicate and disseminate professional information; however, with the growing popularity and accessibility of social media, could Facebook be used safely and effectively as a platform for professional discourse?
Uncontrolled Keywords: Facebook, professional networking, social media, e-professionalism, online communication
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.
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Health & Society > Midwifery
Faculties > Faculty of Health & Society > Midwifery
Date: 3 February 2015
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 140-142
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Midwifery
Volume: 23
Number: 2
Language: English
ISSN: 0969-4900
Status: Published / Disseminated

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