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    A safe ground to take for facebook activity of residents and fellows

    A safe ground to take for facebook activity of residents and fellows

    Bing H Tang, MD, MPH

    Research & Ethics

    Danville, California, U S

    I read with interest Facebook activity of residents and fellows and its impact on the doctor-patient relationship (J Med Ethics jme.2010.036293Published Online First: 15 December 2010 doi:10.1136/jme).

    Basically, facebook is a way of maki...

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    A bigger threat to patient privacy when doctors use Facebook

    Moubarak et al conclude that "Residents and fellows frequently use Facebook and display personal information on their profiles. Insufficient privacy protection might have an impact the doctor-patient relationship". I agree strongly; users of Online Social Networking sites clearly need to take care with their postings, and exercise the same sort of social graces, including inhibition, as we do in the real world.

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