Why can't we be friends?: legal and ethical dimensions of social media in health care
MetadataShow full item record
The use of social media has burgeoned in the last several years. Although liberating to many people, the use of social media among health care professionals can pose various ethical and legal challenges. In this presentation, we define social media, highlight its various uses, outline salient ethical and legal issues, and examine several case vignettes that illustrate these ethical and legal challenges. We conclude with some recommendations related to the use of formal policy statements regarding the responsible use of social media among health care professionals.