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Physicians urged to ‘pause before posting’
Modern Healthcare

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.