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Social media use

Social media provide a unique set of opportunities and challenges for physicians. There is ongoing debate about whether the medical profession should use platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to communicate more effectively with patients and the public at large.

The CMA also monitors social media trends in health care and publishes Future Practice to help inform physicians about the growing world of social media and health information technology in Canada.

CMA guidelines
CMA — Social media and Canadian physicians (2012; most recent)

Additional resources
WMA Statement on the Professional and Ethical use of Social Media