015: Clinicians use of social media

March 29, 2015

Social media in all its forms infiltrates our lives on a daily basis. Whether it be FaceBook, YouTube, Blogs, Twitter, Pinterest or some other platform, social media is a modern communication device for many people. Reporter Rachel Worsley and I explore the use of Social Media by healthcare professionals, from patient engagement through to providing personalised clinical advice. The perceptions of national lead organisations, such as AHPRA (the Australian Health Professional Registration Authority) are also discussed as we uncover misunderstandings around the use of social media. 

 

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About my guest:

Rachel Worsley is a multimedia journalist, with a special interest in health and medicine, law and current affairs. Her work includes articles for “Specialist Updates”, a series of online newsletters and websites aimed at various medical specialists updating news in their relevant field, prolific reporter for the GP news website 6minutes.com.au and assisting budding radio journalists on Sydney current affairs show Razors Edge at Sydney’s 2SER 107.3FM. She has been published in the Sydney Morning Herald, The (Melbourne) Age, WA Times and Brisbane Times.

 

About the Podcast Host:

Craig, is a health and emergency service management specialist with more than 30 years experience in operational management, emergency planning, health service delivery and service redevelopment. More information can be found at www.cahooper.com 

 

 

 

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