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Ethics of social media and patient confidentiality

Social Networking and Patient Confidentiality

Do you ever think it is appropriate to discuss a patient online, even if identifying details have been changed? What about posting pictures?
A New York Times ethicist recently answered a question from a medical student concerned about her classmates who post “de-identified” photos of their patients as punch lines to jokes – in this specific context, a
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Doctor on call

Paying Doctors to be on Call

An article published in the December issue of Academic Medicine highlights the increasing shortage of doctors who are willing to be on-call, even for pay, and the reasons for and solutions to the crisis.
On-call duties were traditionally performed without pay by doctors in exchange for hospital admitting privileges. Today, residents at...
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