Gastroenterology

‘Have a voice:’ How social media can amplify physician impact




MAUI, Hawaii – Using social media as a health care professional comes with many benefits and opportunities. But it also comes with many dilemmas and responsibilities, according to a presenter at the GUILD Conference. Specifically, in inflammatory bowel disease, studies show patients use social media to manage their disease and gather information from experts.
“The standard ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence and justice … can actually apply to social media,” David Rubin, MD, University of Chicago section chief of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, said

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