Internet, Social Networking May Pose Ethical Dilemma For Doctors

The Los Angeles Times (4/26, Foreman) reports, “One of the newest medical ethics dilemmas is the collision between the Internet and the traditionally strict boundaries between patients and doctors.” (see an interview with Dr. Glazier on how he utilizes social media to market his small medical business). While “Internet searches can be an important tool for healthcare consumers,” some physicians believe “there may be times when it’s appropriate for doctors to Google patients.” But, physicians “should ask themselves some hard questions before doing so, to be sure they are not just being voyeuristic.” Jeffrey E. Barnett, a psychologist at Loyola University, said that physicians “have to think carefully about boundaries.”

Dr. Glazier’s social media efforts

Twitter:  @EyeInfo

Facebook: http://preview.tinyurl.com/dfeedn

Search: Dr. Glazier or Shady Grove Eye on Youtube

Blog:  https://eyeinfo.wordpress.com

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