Medical professional and usage of social media

Yousuf, R. and Bakar, S.M.A. and Haque, M. and Islam, M.N. and Salam, A. (2017) Medical professional and usage of social media. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 16 (4). pp. 606-609. ISSN 2223-4721

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v16i4.33622

Abstract

Social media connect people by sharing text, photos, audio and videos among themselves. Medical professional and patients also communicate through social media; however, issues of privacy and confidentiality of medical professions in regards to medical and health care decisions contradict with the openness of the usage of social media. Member of the medical profession can use social media but need to abide by the code of conduct of medical ethics in order to render the best possible services. This paper emphasizes on the needs of inclusion of social media usage in future health care providers’ curriculum by the higher educational institutions in order to aware of the ethical and professional aspect.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social media usage; Medical professionals; Code of conduct
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2018 05:47
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2018 05:47
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/18889

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