Digital diagnosis
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Digital diagnosis

Marc Cornock @Academiclawyer2 Qualified nurse, academic lawyer and senior lecturer, The Open University

Can I offer nursing advice using social media?

Providing diagnosis, treatment or care advice via social media, including by text and email, can be fraught with issues. If it is purely a social media contact, you may not know who the person is, their age or any past medical history. Even if you know the person outside of social media, you may not be fully aware of their medical history and any current treatment they are receiving, including medication.

Nursing Standard. 32, 7, 28-28. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.7.28.s26

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