Friday, March 14, 2008

Take two aspirin and read my blog in the morning?

NPR featured a piece recently on the burgeoning number of physicians who are posting their thoughts and experiences online. There's a huge variety of docs' confessionals out there on the web--some funny, some sad, some angry ... a lot like the rest of the blogosphere, actually. The story asks whether physicians' blogging about their practices, and their patients, could constitute an invasion of patient privacy. It also asks whether other kinds of harm could result from an individual patient recognizing herself (or himself, naturally) online, and what such a discovery might mean for the physician-patient relationship.

Hat tip: Rebecca Garden

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