Professionalism and Social Media
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You have to always keep in mind that people are curious – they look up to you and will look you up. They will especially search for you online if the encounter was bad. Perhaps you were having a terrible day and unintentionally were short with a patient, perhaps you were just distracted by a very tragic case and your answers weren’t clear enough, perhaps your patient just has tremendous grief and wants someone to blame right now. That comes with the territory. It doesn’t have to be fair. If they are wary about you for any reason at all, they’ll immediately start googling your name.
How do you avoid problems with people searching for you? First all, just don’t be a terrible person online. Second, apply the future perception rule. Third, try googling yourself! Fourth, read our tips below.
Did You Know: An interesting study of reflective essays written by medical students concluded that lack of reflective ability is related to lapses in professionalism!
Have You Ever observed a situation where the other party lacked reflective ability?
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