Is Facebook an appropriate platform for professional discourse?

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Facebook was founded in 2004 and is an online social networking service. There are over 31 million users in the UK, with more than 77 000 of these listing their occupation as nurse, midwife or health visitor. Historically, Facebook was used to supplement and enhance existing real-world relationships, rather than to access, communicate and disseminate professional information; however, with the growing popularity and accessibility of social media, could Facebook be used safely and effectively as a platform for professional discourse?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-142
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2015


  • Facebook
  • professional networking
  • social media
  • e-professionalism
  • online communication


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