Guideline of guidelines: social media in urology

BJU Int. 2020 Mar;125(3):379-382. doi: 10.1111/bju.14931. Epub 2019 Nov 19.


The use of social media is rapidly expanding. This technology revolution is changing the way healthcare providers share information with colleagues, patients, and other stakeholders. As social media use increases in urology, maintaining a professional online identity and interacting appropriately with one's network are vital to engaging positively and protecting patient health information. There are many opportunities for collaboration and exchange of ideas, but pitfalls exist without adherence to proper online etiquette. The purpose of this article is to review professional guidelines on the use of social media in urology, and outline best practice principles that urologists and other healthcare providers can reference when engaging in online networks.

Keywords: Twitter; guidelines; professionalism; social media; urology.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • Social Media*
  • Urology*