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Book details
  • Genre:MEDICAL
  • SubGenre:Education & Training
  • Language:English
  • Pages:226
  • eBook ISBN:9781581072228

Social Media in Medicine

The Impact of Online Social Networks on Contemporary Medicine

by Beatrice A. Boateng

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This book explores current areas on the use of social media in medicine. The book aims to provide discussions on the implications on social media and social networking in health care delivery. It is written for professionals as well as students who want to improve their understanding of the impact of social networking in health delivery from diverse perspectives.
Online social networking has become a significant component in our lives and is now poised to make inroads into our health care systems. The connected generation of medical students, nurses and other health professionals are now constantly connected to the Internet through their mobile phones, computers and other Internet-accessible devices. Online social networking sites such as Facebook, Ning, You-tube and Twitter now account for approximately 23% of all Internet traffic. This phenomenon has created unique opportunities and challenges for health professionals. For example, enterprising professionals have established health related online communities to collaboratively develop manuals and textbooks using Wikis. Physicians discuss clinical issues and hear other doctors’ opinions of diagnoses on Facebook and Twitter have become venues for exhausted physicians to vent about patients. Unintentional disclosures of private health information on Facebook posts have led to disciplinary action against health care practitioners. This book focuses on the ubiquity of online social networking technology and the manner in which it is influencing our health care system. This book will cover current areas on the use of social media in medicine. The book aims to provide discussions on the implications on social media and social networking in health care delivery. It is written for professionals as well as students who want to improve their understanding of the impact of social networking in health delivery from diverse perspectives.
About the author
Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP Dr. Arora is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean of Scholarship and Discovery at the Pritzker School of Medicine, and Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program.  Dr. Arora’s academic interests include improving the learning environment for medical trainees and the quality and safety of care delivered to hospitalized patients; educational media she has created for these endeavors have been supported by AHRQ and the ABIM.  She has published works in JAMA, Archives of Internal Medicine, and Academic Medicine, among others. Dr. Arora also has extensive experience in using social media and technology to disseminate educational materials. Her award-winning handoff education videos are used in handoff curricula, and she has been invited to speak nationally concerning the use of social media in medical education. In addition, Dr. Arora is listed as one of the most ‘influential’ physicians on Twitter and her blog, FutureDocs, receives over 20,000 page views per year. Jeanne M. Farnan, MD MHPE Dr. Farnan is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Skills Education for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Farnan has extensive experience in research regarding the utilization of social media by post-graduate medical trainees and production and dissemination of such media for curricular topics. Her work on social media utilization amongst residency and fellowship trainees has been published in Academic Medicine and the American Journal of Bioethics, and she has presented regionally and nationally on her work in social media. Dr. Farnan, along with Dr. Arora, have scripted, produced and disseminated widely utilized video-based education to teach such topics as handoff communication and post-graduate trainee supervision. This award-winning work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, presented both regionally and nationally, and is used by many residency training programs to teach on these topics. Joanna MacDonald, MB.ChB., FRANZCP,  PhD Dr MacDonald is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students at the University of Otago, Wellington, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand. Her research has been largely in medical education, particularly postgraduate education in psychiatry. Her eight years as a member of the Medical Council of New Zealand, combined with an interest in professional boundary violations, led to her interest in the use of social networking media by the medical profession.  Kwasi Boateng, PhD Dr. Kwasi Boateng is a faculty at the School of Mass Communication, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He teaches media and culture, Internet policy and regulation, web design, and motion graphics. He researches new technologies, media culture, policy and regulation in electronic communication, and organizes workshops for high and middle school students on web design and open source content management systems. Tristan Gorrindo, MD Dr. Gorrindo is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. He is interested in the role technology plays in influencing normal human development, and has published in JAMA and other peer-reviewed journals papers examining the relationship between technology and mental health. He has appeared on NPR to discuss internet safety, and he has given several invited talks on the subject of teens and technology in both the academic and private sector arenas. Clinically, Dr. Gorrindo is developing a group-based treatment program for teens with problematic internet behaviors. He is currently the Associate Director of the Medical Student Clerkship in Psychiatry at MGH and he works with the MGH Academy, the hospital’s post-graduate medical education group, exploring innovative ways in which technology can be used in medical education. Dr. Gorrindo is an assistant editor of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry and Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. James Groves, MD Dr. Gorves is senior staff psychiatrist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. He is interested in the doctor-patient relationship in all its aspects, personality disorders and how they affect medical care, and the interstices between psychiatry and the humanities. He has published widely in the field, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the American Journal of Psychiatry. Avinash Thombre, PhD Dr. Thombre is an associate professor in the Department of Speech Communication at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. He received his Ph.D from the University of New Mexico before which he worked as journalist specializing in health reporting with The Times of India newspaper in India.  His scholarship broadly concerns health communication with a focus on understanding individual responses to traumatic health events that result in transformative experiences. Additionally,  his research also involves use of Web-based new technologies especially the social media to disseminate public health messages. He has authored articles in the Journal of Health Communication. Along with a group of like-minded physicians, he campaigns in India, riding bicycles from village-to-village, to reduce maternal mortality and promote physical exercise. Shaheed Nick Mohammed, PhD Dr. Mohammed is an Associate Professor of Communication at Penn State Altoona. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and is a former Communications Officer with the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation. Dr. Mohammed has published in international journals such as The Journal of Health Communication and New Media and Society. His research has focused on sexual and reproductive health, emerging media forms and the global context of modern communication. He is originally from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. Juliet Kottak Mavromatis, MD FACP Dr. Mavromatis practices general internal medicine at Personalized Primary Care Atlanta, which she founded in July 2010. In her previous position at The Emory Clinic she acted as Director of Clinical Outcomes Improvement and led quality improvement initiatives aimed at improving care for patients with diabetes. During this time Dr. Mavromatis was an awarded teacher of ambulatory internal medicine and remains as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University in her new practice. Dr. Mavromatis is author of the medical blog, “DrDialogue,” and is a frequent contributor to ACP Internist, ACP Hospitalist and KevinMD. Kathleen Elliott Vinson, JD Professor Vinson is the Director of Legal Writing, Research and Written Advocacy at Suffolk University Law School. She teaches Legal Practice Skills and Advanced Legal Writing. She is the Chair of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. She is also on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and a former board member of the Legal Writing Institute. She is the author of numerous law review articles and a book. Christopher Murray, MA Christopher is the e-Portfolio and Mobile Learning Research Manager at Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds. His research interests include the use of mobile devices and e-portfolios for learning.  He has published in the International Journal of Clinical Skills, Medical Teacher and the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning among others specifically in the area of e-portfolio learning and digital storytelling. Christopher is a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of e-Portfolio and is a reviewer for Medical Teacher.   Ceridwen Coulby, MA Ceridwen is the Educational Staff Development Manger at Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds. Her research interests include technology enhanced learning, assessment and workplace learning. She has published work in the British Journal of Education Technology, Medical Teacher and Innovations in Education and Teaching International among others and has co-authored a chapter for Work-based mobile learning: concepts and cases. A handbook for academics and practitioners ed Pachler, N. Pimmer, C. Seipold, J. Peter Lang, Oxford. She is a reviewer for the British Journal of Education Technology and Medical Teacher.   Nancy Davies, BA Nancy is a Learning technologist at the School of Medicine, University of Leeds. Her research interests include mobile learning, technology enhanced learning, and reusable learning resources. She has published work in the British Journal of Education Technology and MedienPedagogik  and has co-authored a chapter for Work-based mobile learning: concepts and cases. A handbook for academics and practitioners ed Pachler, N. Pimmer, C. Seipold, J. Peter Lang, Oxford. Prabhjoyt Kler, Alice Huskinson, Catherine McMillan and Helen Macorie are all undergraduate medical students at the University of Leeds. Lindsay Thompson MD, MS Dr. Lindsay Thompson is as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Health Policy at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She trained at Columbia University and Dartmouth Medical School and her areas of research interest include social media and health, assessments of children with special health care needs, palliative care services, and general pediatrics. Erik W. Black, PhD Dr. Black is an assistant professor of pediatrics and educational technology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Black teaches in the both the colleges of education and medicine, his research focus on contemporary medical education, online learning, interprofessional health science education and technology and health. Beatrice Boateng, PhD. Dr. Boateng is the Director of Education and Co-Director of Faculty Development in the department of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. As a medical educator, she works with learners and faculty across the educational continuum.
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