Facebook, Twitter, SMS and YouTube : the ramifications and risks for surgeons
Black, Peter J. & Black, Katherine (2013) Facebook, Twitter, SMS and YouTube : the ramifications and risks for surgeons. British Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 1(4), pp. 30-37.
Social media revolution has impacted on how people interact with one another. This has been a worldwide phenomenon. Whilst social media had its genesis in the personal and private realm its use has expanded exponentially to professional and business contexts, as well as being adopted by governments, politicians, journalists – everyone in just about every walk of life. Although at first the uptake was slow, surgeons and other health professionals are now using social media in their professional as well as personal capacity. This comes with significant advantages and opportunities for improving surgical practice and for facilitating attending communication, but it also comes with certain risks, including legal liability. This paper outlines the ways in which social media including, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and SMS, is increasingly being employed in surgical practice and explains the legal and ethical consequences that may inadvertently arise in its official, as well as, unofficial use.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Surgery, Social Media , Law, Policy , Risks|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law not elsewhere classified (180199)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Deposited On:||19 Feb 2013 23:30|
|Last Modified:||12 Jun 2013 15:32|
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