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Ethical considerations of clinical photography in an area of emerging technology and smartphones
  1. Rhys Van der Rijt,
  2. Stuart Hoffman
  1. St Vincent Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rhys Van der Rijt, 390 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia; rvdr15{at}


Recent advances in digital technology including internet, email and smartphones has revolutionised clinical photography and medical record data storage. The use of smartphones is becoming ubiquitous among medical professionals and the use of clinical photography has become an integral component of the management of patients in a variety of visually orientated specialties. Although clinical photography has its benefits, with this evolving technology also emerge new ethical, legal and social issues, which clinicians must be aware of.

  • Clinical Ethics
  • Ethics
  • Informed Consent
  • Law

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