Social media and interpersonal relationships: for better or worse?

J Clin Ethics. Summer 2011;22(2):191-3.


Social media challenge--or have already redefined--conventional boundaries of public and private, personal and professional, friendship, and social relations generally. Here, I consider how these developments may affect professionalism, the physician-patient relationship, and our cultural experiences in a wholly different and unexpected way.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Advisory Committees
  • American Medical Association
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Humans
  • Internet / ethics*
  • Interpersonal Relations*
  • Physician-Patient Relations / ethics
  • Physicians / ethics*
  • Power, Psychological*
  • Social Environment*
  • Trust*
  • United States