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Medical Society Suggests That Docs ‘Pause Before Posting’

Modern Healthcare: Physicians Urged To 'Pause Before Posting'
Physicians should exercise caution—and "pause before posting"—when interacting in online settings in order to preserve professionalism and maintain appropriate patient-physician relationships, according to a policy paper released today by the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards. "This is a very important addition to the ethics literature," Dr. David Fleming, chair of the ACP's ethics, professionalism and human rights committee, said during a news briefing (Landen, 4/11).

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