A discussion around the professionalism issues around social media use in medicine. Led by Dr. Pauls.
Questions to be discussed:
Patient Confidentiality —> How can doctors ensure the privacy and confidentiality of their patients when discussing medical cases or experiences on social media? What steps should be taken to protect patient information?
Informed Consent —> Is it ethical for doctors to share patient stories or images, even in a de-identified manner, on social media without obtaining informed consent from the patients or their legal representatives? What are the boundaries of informed consent in the context of social media?
Trust —> How does doctors’ behavior on social media affect the trust and accountability of the medical profession? What responsibilities do doctors have to maintain the public’s trust in their expertise and ethical standards?