Can Plastic Surgeons Maintain Professionalism within Social Media?
AMA Journal of Ethics, April 2018
Plastic surgeons have evolved their methods of reaching potential patients by using various forms of social media. Such platforms can educate, inform, and, for some, entertain. Social media now allows consumers to compare themselves to a much wider, if not global, set of peers that might further exacerbate their anxiety regarding their appearance. Plastic surgeons should ensure that use of patient images does not violate privacy or create unreasonable expectations about the results that can be obtained; nor should plastic surgeons' marketing objectify women. Professionalism on the part of plastic surgeons, along with the utmost respect for patients, must remain paramount.
|Members of the public||13||50%|
|Practitioners (doctors, other healthcare professionals)||11||42%|
|Science communicators (journalists, bloggers, editors)||1||4%|
|Readers by professional status||Count||As %|
|Student > Doctoral Student||5||17%|
|Student > Bachelor||4||14%|
|Student > Master||2||7%|
|Lecturer > Senior Lecturer||1||3%|
|Readers by discipline||Count||As %|
|Medicine and Dentistry||11||38%|