Sarmad Chaudhry

Sarmad Chaudhry

Dr. Sarmad Chaudhry is the Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. He has a keen interest in community education and creating awareness about medical problems. He can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/drsarmadchaudhry/

Is social media blurring the line of ethics between a doctor and a patient?

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s tweets that claimed a doctor sent her sister a Facebook friend request a day after treating her, and called his behaviour ‘harassment’, have been met with a bag of mixed reactions. Some commended her for taking up this issue, while others criticised her choice of words and for using her celebrity status for a personal cause. Since she has acknowledged that her choice of words was not appropriate, the focus should thus be shifted to the real problem, which is not about a lack of code of ethics. Chinoy’s story blaringly sounds the alarm of an issue which has been ignored for far ...

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