ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

Social care in the e-professionalism era | Social care network | Guardian Professional

Social media and the web have transformed. Saying you don’t know how to use social media is increasingly like saying you don’t know how to use email or how to make a phone call.

In this context, non-participation is essentially self-imposed social exclusion. So, as a social care professional, what do you need to consider before using social media and engaging in online interactions?

E-professionalism goes beyond online communication. It involves the online persona of an individual based on the meaning of their online postings and interactions, including blogs, images, videos, tweets, and more.

Imagine your hard-to-reach service user tweeting you to ask something about your home visit the following day. How should you respond? Should you take the opportunity to confirm details online? Would this violate confidentiality?

via Social care in the e-professionalism era | Social care network | Guardian Professional.


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This entry was posted on June 15, 2012 by in Ethics & Policy, Social Media and tagged , , , , , , .
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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