Anonymous Essay Citing Doctors’ Bad Behavior During Surgery Sparks Debate In Health Community
Meanwhile, doctors and patients are wondering how to make technologies like Facebook work best between them.
The New York Times' Well Blog:
Doctors Behaving Badly
What really goes on in an operating room? This week, the Annals of Internal Medicine published an anonymous essay recounting two appalling incidents that took place while gynecological patients were unconscious. The medical journal challenged doctors to call out colleagues who behave inappropriately, but so far the response has been polarizing. (Rabin, 8/21)
Shameful Operating Room Moments: Medical Journal On Calling Out ‘Dirtball’ Doctors
Dr. Christine Laine, editor in chief of Annals of Internal Medicine, said this is the first time in her tenure that such a profanity has been printed in the journal. But, she said in an interview, it seemed appropriate in this case. When she first read the essay she says it made her “stomach churn,” and it made her angry. (Zimmerman, 8/21)
Kaiser Health News:
Should You Follow Your Physician On Facebook?
Doctors’ practices are increasingly trying to reach their patients online. But don’t expect your doctor to “friend” you on Facebook – at least, not just yet. Physicians generally draw a line: Public professional pages – focused on medicine, similar to those other businesses offer – are catching on. (Luthra, 8/24)