it advises having duel social media presence, one private, one public.
- Can we compartmentalize the professional from the private self?
- If we can, should we?
- Does this just encouraging inauthenticity and hypocrisy?
- Can we share non-hurtful private fun (including medicine’s ‘morbid humor’) without broadcasting it to outside observers who may misunderstand or misuse?
Other social media policies:
THINK by Margaret Chisolm
Social Media Professionalism For Nephrologists - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires;
A great 10 commandments of Social Media from the Royal College of General Practitioners (PDF)
We can over index on guidelines,
Simple mantras (Jhaveri/Sparks/Topf policy on social media interactions)
- AVOID patient identifiable information online
- MONITOR your internet presence
- SEPARATE professional and personal accounts online
- HELP other physicians be ethical
- ONLINE reputation matters- experiment and innovate but be mindful of negative interactions and violations.