Have a look at this guidance


A working group has already been developing the guidance for nhs professionals using social networking sites in their professional practice.

Link available here: http://www.library.nhs.uk/KNOWLEDGEMANAGEMENT/ViewResource.aspx?resID=289920

edit: sorry, this link no longer seems to work 24/07/2011

Link provided by Sarah Bodell, who is running an excellent entirely online MSc programme in Occupational Therapy at Salford.

The conference was reported in the informaticopia blog:

http://www.rodspace.co.uk/blog/2008/05/masterclass-event-social-networking-in.html

This link to a blog shows how the simplest social networking tools such as Flickr can be used in order to get people “switched on” to social networking- which I find pleasing to hear since this is my tactic!

http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=conBlogPost.436

Another interesting link, although this research is not systematically carried out and therefore the results are not reliable. This is a view of some of the staff I have worked with, who are concerned for the social implications of the people we work with on social networking sites.

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2009/02February/Pages/Facebookhealthstudy.aspx

So much food for thought…will digest some of this and try to formulate my thoughts more coherently.

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I am an Occupational Therapist, who writes about health, particularly mental health. I am interested in social media and Web 2.0, and where these technological advances can support wellness and health.

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