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Domain A – Digital Professionalism

Digital Professionalism

Health workers maintain professional attitudes and behaviours in the digital environment

Digital professionalism has been defined as “the attitudes and behaviours (some of which may occur in private settings) reflecting traditional professionalism paradigms that are manifested through digital media”.

Basically, we need to make sure we are as sensitive and respectful in our online behaviours as we are at work. Digital systems are everywhere and the way we use and communicate on them plays a major part in how much we use the platform and how the public think of it. We want to be using these digital systems as much as possible so that all of us, including the public, can rely on them.

There are three sub-domains within Domain A, Digital Professionalism:

A.1 Learning and Development
Ongoing development of skills, knowledge and confidence in digital health

A.2 Procedural Knowledge
Using digital tools in healthcare in a way that aligns with procedural, policy, legal and ethical requirements

A.3 Online Identity
Using digital tools to develop and maintain appropriate online identity and reputation

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