Speak Your Mind, But…

Screen Shot 2017-06-14 at 1.52.15 PM Check this out. Here you will find a blog post from a Canadian physician that sort of speaks for itself (pun intended.). The question wrestled with here deals with the extent to which medical professionals are “free” to speak their minds on social media.  Interestingly but not surprisingly, the blogger reported that those who are “employees,” i.e. of a hospital, are likely to face significantly more constraints than those who are in private practice. Bottom Line. There is, of course, a bigger issue here. Loosely translated, I often ponder the amount of crossover there is now, and will be in the future, between our “private lives” (?) on social media and our careers/jobs. Checking social media posts of job applicants, for example, is now becoming standard operating procedure for many HR departments. Two questions: How much crossover is there/will there be here, and how much crossover should there be?  Think about it!

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