We need to talk about ethics and social media: a conversation

I had been told that the book release was imminent, but I didn’t really believe it. Then, earlier this week my Google Scholar alert popup up with the book Chapter that I coauthored: We need to talk about ethics and social media: a conversation.

Last summer Marie Ennis O’Connor and I spent many mornings/evenings having conversations about the ethical use of patient information that is shared on social media. We brought our thoughts together in a book chapter titled “We need to talk about ethics and social media: a conversation”.

It is nice seeing the article online (I don’t have a print version yet). But even nicer was the memory of time spent with Marie writing the chapter. The time we spent working out the format, and figuring out how it would all come together. We spent a lot of team reading the seconds out loud to each other. We also had to work through regional language quirks.

I’m a Canadian living in California, she is Irish living in Ireland. In Canada we have family doctors, in the USA we have Primary Care Physicians, and the Ireland they have General Practitioners. We have specialists, they have consultants. In many ways the systems provide the same structured services, but the names are different and there are nuances.

The most important part of the entire process for me was spending time with Marie working on something that was meaningful for both of us. I’m so glad to finally be able to share it with others.

Reference:

Hogue, R. J., & Ennis-O’Connor, M. We need to talk about ethics and social media: a conversation. ETHICS FROM THE GROUND UP, 103.

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