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How much of a social media profile can doctors have?

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e440 (Published 23 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e440

Re: How much of a social media profile can doctors have?

Social media are a mixed blessing. They facilitate private and public communication, but they can also blur the boundary between the two, and in doing so, violate confidentiality, privilege, and proper judgment. It’s important to remember that all communication includes trusting disclosures that deserve to be honored.

Competing interests: No competing interests

29 January 2012
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA