Social media and the medical profession.

  title={Social media and the medical profession.},
  author={Sarah J Mansfield and Stewart G Morrison and Hugh On Stephens and Michael A Bonning and Sheng-Hui Wang and Aaron H. J. Withers and Rob C Olver and Andrew W Perry},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={194 12},
Use of social media by doctors and medical students is common and growing. Although professional standards and codes of ethics that govern the behaviour of medical practitioners in Australia and New Zealand do not currently encompass social media, these codes need to evolve, because professional standards continue to apply in this setting. Inappropriate use of social media can result in harm to patients and the profession, including breaches of confidentiality, defamation of colleagues or… CONTINUE READING
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