Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using smartphones and social media in health care.

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using smartphones and social media in health care.
Assignment: Social Media and Its Use in Healthcare

You will be writing about the use of personal devices and social media and its use in healthcare. We can do it, but dare we?
As healthcare providers, we look more and more to technology to improve patient outcomes, streamline operations, and lower costs. Sometimes, technology can be used in ways that have ethical, moral, and legal considerations too. You will be writing about the use of personal devices and social media and its use in healthcare. We can do it, but dare we?

This is a “think outside the box” assignment in which there is not necessarily only one right answer. Still, you are required to find sources that support your opinions. Be sure to cite and reference them in your paper. The running head of the paper will be—We can do it, but dare we?

The length of the paper should be four to five pages, excluding the title page and reference page. Limit the references to a minimum of 4 to 5 references. The Paper will contain an introduction that catches the attention of the reader, states the purpose of the paper, and provides a narrative outline of what will follow (i.e, the assignment criteria).

In the body of the paper discuss the scenario in relation to HIPAA, legal, and other regulatory requirements that apply to the scenario, and the ending you choose. Demonstrate support from sources of evidence included as an in-text citation.

Choose and identify one of the four possible endings provided for the scenario and construct your paper based on its implications to the scenario. Make recommendations about what should have been done and what could be done to correct the problems caused by the scenario and the ending you chose. Demonstrate support from sources of evidence included as in-text citations.

Present the advantages and disadvantages of using smartphones and social media in health care and describe professional and ethical principles to the appropriate use of this technology, base on the facts from supporting sources of evidence, which must be included as in-text citations.

The paper’s conclusion should summarize what you learned and make reflections about them to your practice.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

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