Speech Pathology Australia has released a social media policy. Well not really a policy but more a…. well the document says it best
Below are a few tips to help you navigate the world of social media while maintaining your professionalism, as well as keeping your public and private lives separate
Some of these are “pinched” (adapted with acknowledgement) from the Australian Medical Association guidelines and the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists Social Media Guide.
It is not as negative as many health related social media policy documents that I have seen, but more warning practitioners to use common sense.
The policy also recognises that social media can be beneficial to the profession.
The Association is engaging online to:
• Contribute to the speech pathology and general community by sharing knowledge.
• Be visible and accessible/engaged with our audiences (members, prospective members, the media, government, other related organizations and the general public).
• Create a positive image and reputation for the organization.
• Be informed and educated about what is going on in the speech pathology, health and wider community.