Scrutinizing the impact of social media on nursing professions in the Philippines

During the last healthcare social media summit (#hcsmPh2015) in Cebu, the Philippine Nurses Association president conveyed her apprehensions about how inappropriate use social media may negatively impact healthcare in the Philippines. Hearing are speaker talk on the value of social media and how it is used to positively impact healthcare, she expressed interests in reactivating her twitter account to collaborate with fellow nurses and strengthen their organisation.

HealthXPh evolved into not just a discussion of physicians, but also of allied medical professionals and patients as well. At HealthXPh, we firmly believe that in the care of our patients, a collaborative partnership between healthcare professionals and patients is necessary to effect change. Inclusion of the nursing community in the discussions of healthcare change provided a more dynamic and team effort approach to solving some of the most controversial social media concerns of the healthcare industry.

How intertwined is social media into the fabric of nursing community is of great interest recently. It’s not uncommon to see breaches of patient privacy and confidentiality on our social media timelines nowadays. The proliferation of mobile phones and social media definitely contributed to this. On the other hand, the power of social media to advance nursing profession, education and research is undeniable. How then is social media valued and use in the nursing community nowadays?

Join us this Saturday October 10, 2015 9PM Manila Time as nurses crowd source and discuss the impact of social media on nursing in healthcare – ethical considerations, value and the basic guidelines for social media use..

  • T1. What is the value social media to the nursing community?
  • T2. What social media tools could you potentially use to advance nursing professions, educations and research? How do you use them?
  • T3. Suggest one important social media ethical guideline you can advice to individual nurses, to nursing healthcare institutions, and to the nursing organisation in general.