Blog do Curso de Medicina da Universidade Estadual de Maringá para a discussão de temas de Educação Médica, Educação das Profissões da Saúde e áreas correlatas.
Blog of University of Maringá Medical School for the discussion of issues of Medical Education, Health Professions Education and related areas.
segunda-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2016
Who’s misbehaving? Perceptions of unprofessional social media use by medical students and faculty
Elizabeth A. Kitsis , Felise B. Milan, Hillel W. Cohen, Daniel Myers, Patrick Herron, Mimi McEvoy, Jacqueline Weingarten and Martha S. Grayson
Social media use by physicians
offers potential benefits but may also be associated with
professionalism problems. The objectives of this study were: 1) to
examine and compare characteristics of social media use by medical
students and faculty; 2) to explore the scope of self- and peer-posting
of unprofessional online content; and 3) to determine what actions were
taken when unprofessional content was viewed.
An anonymous, web-based survey
was sent to medical students and faculty in October, 2013 at the Albert
Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York.
Three-quarters of medical
students reported using social media “very frequently” (several times a
day), whereas less than one-third of faculty did so (p < .001). Medical students reported using privacy settings more often than faculty (96.5 % v. 78.1 %, p
< .001). Most medical students (94.2 %) and faculty (94.1 %) reported
“never” or “occasionally” monitoring their online presence (p = 0.94). Medical students reported self-posting of profanity, depiction of intoxication, and sexually suggestive material more often than faculty (p < .001). Medical students and faculty both reported peer-posting of unprofessional content significantly more often than self-posting. There was no association between year of medical school and posting of unprofessional content.
Medical students reported spending more time using social media and posting unprofessional content more often than did faculty.