Tag Archives | op-eds

The Op-Ed

The Op-Ed is an interesting beast, not least because that shorthand is often thought to mean “opinion or editorial” when in fact it means “opposite the editorial page” (on that perhaps dying artifact known as a newspaper), and as it turns out the two definitions are about equally accurate in these days of electronic readers. [...]

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Public Medical Communication: 12 Tips for Success

Public Medical Communication is effective, interactive, and engaging communication between health professionals and the public. It can take many forms from tweets to op-ed articles to blogs to essays in medical journals. In an era that the internet guru Clay Shirky has described as being defined by a “new communications ecosystem”, Public Medical Communication or [...]

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First, Do No Harm: Writing, Blogging, Tweeting, and HIPAA

→ Medical students expelled. → Residents under investigation by state Medical Boards. → Practicing physicians in trouble with their Chairs, colleagues, communities. → Hurt and angry patients and families. Why? Because patient stories, written by medical students or doctors, appeared in public – on Facebook, blogs and elsewhere – in a way that was recognizable [...]

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