With my colleague and collaborator / protector Vince Golla (@VinceGolla) I had the opportunity to:
- Visit the Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences for the first time (and there is one)
- Dialogue with the current students about using social media as health professionals and citizens
I like to say “you can’t be social and anti-social at the same time.” My portion of the presentation (given after awesome case studies provided by Vince that we walked and talked about) was about the Why of using social media as a professional.
- To communicate (not just “to use technology”)
- To LISTEN (listening is the ultimate app)
- To be present (what the people we serve expect from us)
- To spread contagious ideas (walking meetings, respect for others)
- To be accountable to the people we serve, which means society (because much of a physician’s education is paid for by society)
The other thing I like to say is that the people who work in health care are exceptional by definition; you have to be in a job this challenging. I could tell on our walks together and in the dialogue that there is no shortage of the drive to be there and be professional for the people we serve, across the health workforce, which includes our allied health professional colleagues.
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