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Opportunities and ethical challenges for the practice of medicine in the digital era.

Overview of attention for article published in Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, March 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#14 of 269)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile)

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Title
Opportunities and ethical challenges for the practice of medicine in the digital era.
Published in
Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, March 2015
DOI 10.1007/s12178-015-9264-0
Pubmed ID
Authors

Patrick D. Herron, Herron PD

Abstract

Technological advances have been a driving force in the practice of medicine. From the discovery of x-rays' medical applications to the utilization of dialysis and surgical transplantation of organs, technology has presented new opportunities, and at times, ethical challenges for physicians. In recent years, the increased proliferation of social media tools has had a significant impact on how people engage with one another, and how they want to engage with their healthcare providers. Medical schools have begun to examine some of the issues surrounding use of social media in the context of professionalism in their curricula. Many of the physicians already in practice are left to grapple with how to learn about and wield social media in not only a professional capacity and their personal lives, but often where the two intersect. This paper will explore both opportunities for social media engagement and ethical concerns such usage presents to physicians and in particular to those in the field of musculoskeletal medicine.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 7 29%
Student > Master 4 17%
Researcher 3 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 13%
Unspecified 2 8%
Other 5 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 63%
Unspecified 2 8%
Social Sciences 2 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 8%
Physics and Astronomy 1 4%
Other 2 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 November 2018.
All research outputs
#554,695
of 12,242,705 outputs
Outputs from Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
#14
of 269 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#14,920
of 220,938 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
#2
of 10 outputs
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