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Letters We shouldn’t fear social media

A few fears felt using Facebook

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 13 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5619
  1. Clare H Fenton, trainee psychiatrist1
  1. 1York YO30 4XT, UK
  1. clarefenwick{at}

Facebook and Twitter are part of most trainee doctors’ social lives.1 The General Medical Council has recently issued guidelines on their use because of concerns about violations of confidentiality and professional boundaries. If it had not been for two Facebook experiences I may not have …

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