Professional and ethical use of social media

The EJD Executive Board replied on the "Proposed WMA Statement on the professional and ethical usage of social media" to help developing a guideline for doctors in the use of Social Media.

The EJD strongly believes in the freedom of speech of a private person and that  there should be no new restrictions set by any authority, except for those already existing outside the cyberspace (e.g. Doctor-Patient confidentiality). Morover  expanding  all real life limits of Doctor-Patient relationships onto various kinds of cyber-contacts could put any doctor in a permanent legal danger, when using the Internet.

The full response is available for registered User in the EJD Workspace.