The fundamental function of Facebook (and other social networking sites, such as Twitter) is allowing "friends" to share information. Friends are people who have agreed to communicate with and allow one another some level of access to personal information. Anyone with access to the internet can join Facebook, the most popular social networking site, and connect with contacts. As of June 2017, Facebook claimed more than 2 billion monthly active users. In healthcare, Facebook posts can influence the hiring process, violate patient privacy, and result in termination of employment. This module informs healthcare professionals of the risks of social networks, which break down the walls separating our personal and professional lives.
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Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Use It and Lose It?
The Negative Side of Networking
Section 3: The Need for Privacy Rules
Violations of Privacy
Social Media Policies
Section 4: Guidelines
Standards for Appropriate Posts
Social Networking and Hiring
Section 5: Clinical Vignette
Section 6: Conclusion
Catherine Swift, MT(ASCP) is the clinical laboratory science editor for Relias Learning. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hastings College and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from North Colorado Medical Center. She has experience working in hospital laboratories, clinic laboratories, and research experience in microbiology as well as clinical research trials involving patients and various drug therapies for osteoporosis, endometriosis and bone density at Creighton University School of Medicine. Disclosure: Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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