Ethics Rounds: In the Eye of a Social Media Storm.

TitleEthics Rounds: In the Eye of a Social Media Storm.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMcKlindon D, Jacobson JA, Nathanson P, Walter JK, Lantos JD, Feudtner C
JournalPediatrics
Date Published2016 Aug 5
ISSN1098-4275
Abstract

Social media, no stranger to health care environments, is increasingly used by patients, families, clinicians, and institutions to interact and engage in new ways. The ethical challenges related to the use of social media in the clinical setting are familiar, yet come with a novel twist, including the possibility of having a conflict "go viral". Health care clinicians and institutions must understand and embrace these technologies, while at the same time promoting policies and practices that ensure the ethically appropriate use of social media and address strategies for preventing and responding to a social media crisis.

DOI10.1542/peds.2016-1398
Alternate JournalPediatrics
PubMed ID27494944