Social media discussion: healthcare policies and population health
Social Media discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and their peers using a social media platform as inspiration. In the social media discussions, students:
Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
Research current data through outside sources and social media postings
Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates
Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner
Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.
Healthcare policies impact all populations. Now, with the use of social media, policies involvement and awareness are rising.
Take a moment to review the Twitter feed for compelling Tweets that are related to healthcare policy and are directly impacting your community or those you care for.
Give an overview of a policy or potential policy. Include how it could impact your community or those you care for positively negatively.
Next, discuss the importance that interdisciplinary collaboration would have related to the policy.
Then, identify any ethical concerns it raises for you and why.
Compose a 280-character or fewer Tweet that describes what you have shared with the class. Remember Twitter only allows 280 characters (this include spaces, etc.) so you will need to be concise. It should include a hashtag. Include a reference URL if applicable. Share this Tweet in the discussion. (Note: A Twitter account is not required).
Your discussion post should look like:
Paragraph one: overview of the policy or potential policy. Include how it could impact your community or those you care for positively negatively.
Paragraph two: Discuss the importance that interdisciplinary collaboration would have related to the policy.
Paragraph three: Identify any ethical concerns it raises for you and why
Paragraph four: Compose a Tweet that describes what you have shared with the class.
Resources: Where did you find your data?
Example Tweet: Medications should be affordable. #pharmaceuticaltransparency #nursesunit #advocate https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/cms-takes-action-lower-prescription-drug-prices-and-increase-transparency