ICU Management & Practice, Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

Social Media: Blessing or Curse?

share Share
Social Media in the “Real” World Social media is all around us, and enables real-time communication with patients, families and with colleagues. There are general social networks (Facebook), professional networks (LinkedIn), blogs (Word... Read more


Attai DJ, Radford DM, Cowher MS (2016) Tweeting the meeting: Twitter use at the American Society of Breast Surgeons annual meeting 2013-2016. Ann Surg Oncol,  23(10): 3418-22.


Carroll CL, Bruno K, vonTschudi M (2016) Social media and free open access medical education: the future of medical and nursing education? Am J Crit Care, 25(1): 93-6.


East Cheshire NHS Trust (2015) Social media policy. [Accessed: 4 November 2016] Available from

General Medical Council (2013) Doctors’ use of social media. [Accessed: 4 November 2016] Available from

NHS Employers (2014) New to the NHS? Your guide to using social media in the NHS. [Accessed: 4 November 2016] Available from

Nursing and Midwifery Council (2015) Guidance on using social media responsibly. [Accessed: 4 November 2016] Available from

O’Rourke M (2013) Tweeting death. New Yorker, 31 July. [Accessed: 20 October 2016] Available from

Royal College of Nursing (2016) How social media can help you revalidate. [Accessed: 4 November 2016] Available from

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (2015) Social media policy & guidance. [Accessed: 4 November 2016] Available from

Stiegler M (2016) Twitter for busy doctors: tweeting the meeting. [Accessed: 4 November 2016] Available from

Widmer RJ, Larsen CM 92016) Call for FITs/ECs to become engaged with social media. J Am Coll Cardiol, 68(4): 422-5.


Young PJ, Nickson CP, Gantner DC (2013) Can social media bridge the gap between research and practice? Crit Care Resusc, 15(4): 257-9.


Related Articles

Darryl O’Callaghan and Julie Vermeir are survivors of a road trauma that happened in 2010. Their article provides insight into... Read more

How Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Changed My Life in a Split SecondLife changed forever when Eileen Rubin was hospitalised... Read more

Based on the patients’ perspective Nutma sheds light on the hidden faces of sepsis, calling for more expertise on sepsis sequelae.... Read more

ICU, patients, families, social media, Twitter Social Media: Blessing or Curse?

No comment

Please login to leave a comment...

Highlighted Products