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Embarrassing things that you should never post about your patients on social media
 

Embarrassing things that you should never post about your patients on social media

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The advent of social media has brought about much change to the medical profession, especially when it comes to doctor-patient relationships. In the midst of their frustration and stress, some medical professionals have taken to social media to rant about patient behavior, and in doing so unintentionally breaching their patient’s confidentiality boundary.
 
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3 Oct 2016 - General
 
Personally, I keep patient information to myself. I will not risk breaching doctor-patient interaction for a few number of "likes" or "views" either. Honestly, I am hesistant too to even take pictures of patients. This is my personal opinion, though. Everybody has a different take on the subject matter but we must share everything in social media responsibly, especially when it comes to our encounter with patients. The suggestions made in this article are really things we sho...
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As the call of our profession says, we we had taken an oath to provide due respect and maintain confidentiality at all times. Not just in the medical field but in all aspects. Who would want to divulge any personal information over the public most especially into the world wide web. Issues over the web is really difficult to be retracted because it easily goes viral and degrading in just a click of the mouse. Respect is the word. Just simply thinki yourself as the patient and put yourself in the...
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As the call of our profession says, we we had taken an oath to provide due respect and maintain confidentiality at all times. Not just in the medical field but in all aspects. Who would want to divulge any personal information over the public most especially into the world wide web. Issues over the web is really difficult to be retracted because it easily goes viral and degrading in just a click of the mouse. Respect is the word. Just simply thinki yourself as the patient and put yourself in the...
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I have friends who are nurses and doctors, and so far, I haven't seen any of them post the things mentioned in the article. It's a very good thing that these friends of mine who are HCPs are careful with what they share on social media. These days, the line between being 'social' and oversharing is getting thinner and thinner, and HCPs have to be very careful. Better be safe than sorry.

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When a patient is admitted to the hospital, we are bound to make sure to not to breach the details about the patients to the outside world. Those are private and confidential. According to my opinion, only the relatives and the people who are close to the patient have the right to know about the patient's condition. But when we publish them in a social media, everyone sees the details and the condition about the patient which is unwanted. Sometimes after getting known about the condition of ...
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Maria Cristina Inserto As long as the patient's identity remains protected, then I don't see any reason why you should not post it. I also like documenting surgeries, scans and unusual cases - because I learn a lot from them. However, I made a personal rule and I make it sure that I don't post anything personal on Facebook. I just noticed that too many people have are so full of their own opinions and...
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I don't know how guilty I am with this, but I sometimes post funny conversations I have with patients. Like when after I extracted 5 teeth on a boy and his mom urged him to say goodbye and thank you to me, he grumpily complained, "Why will I say thank you, the injection hurt so bad?" Or when I use my clinic encounters to educate, like with the case of the DIY braces patient I saw or the mother who "contracted" me to play along with her game of scaring her child with the i...
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