Online medical blogging: don't do it!

Otto Baerlocher, Mark; Detsky, Allan S.
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/29/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 3, p292
Academic Journal
The article discusses the disadvantages of posting a commentary online regarding to the practice of medicine. Three aspects of this issue is cited, which includes the concern on professionalism, freedom of speech, and self-protection. It offers the story of a resident physician in an emergency medicine, where he put his comments about his job, the hospital he's working for, and its inappropriate services, online, which resulted to an angry patient of the hospital who complained about the blog. The author suggests to refrain from blogging comments, and complaints online, specifically medically related commentary.


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