Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Facebook Friends with Your Doctor: Good Medicine or Ethically "Icky'?

From the blog: "Physicians are torn about using Facebook, Twitter and blogs in their practices. While they recognize the power of such social-media tools, doctors are wary of inadvertently crossing professional boundaries with patients.

To really get a patient's attention, say doctors, you must start from where they are.
And where they are these days may be on their phone or computer, tweeting, texting, posting on Facebook.

But Twitter, blogs and text messaging aren't in the comfort zone of most physicians — even if some of their patients crave that less formal and more accessible relationship." Read more