Why can't we be friends?: legal and ethical dimensions of social media in health care
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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.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017; noon to 1 p.m.; Room D1.602. "Why Can't We Be Friends? Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Social Media in Health Care". Kayhan Parsi, J.D., Ph.D., Professor of Bioethics and Health Policy and Graduate Program Director, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and Nanette Elster, J.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Health Policy, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.