Title

Seeking a Second Opinion on Social Media.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2019

Identifier

DOI: 10.1542/peds.2019-0817

Abstract

Social media pervades all aspects of our lives. In medicine, it has changed the ways that patients and parents get health information, advocate for particular treatments for themselves and their children, and raise money for expensive treatments. In this Ethics Rounds, we present a case in which the use of social media seemed to cross the boundaries of acceptable professionalism. What should the ground rules be for doctors who are tempted to give medical opinions online about patients whom they have never seen?

Journal Title

Pediatrics

Volume

144

Issue

5

MeSH Keywords

Adolescent; Ethics, Medical; Humans; Interprofessional Relations; Male; Physicians; Professionalism; Referral and Consultation; Social Media

Keywords

Adolescent; Ethics, Medical; Humans; Interprofessional Relations; Male; Physicians; Professionalism; Referral and Consultation; Social Media

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