Evolving role of Instagram in #medicine

Intern Med J. 2019 Oct;49(10):1329-1332. doi: 10.1111/imj.14448.


Social media has become an integral part of daily life and its use is becoming increasingly intertwined with the healthcare sector. Instagram is a free photo and video sharing social media application that has been utilised extensively in visually rich fields within medicine. Herein, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of its use in modern medicine.

Keywords: education; ethics; public health; social media; telemedicine.

MeSH terms

  • Health Personnel / education
  • Humans
  • Medicine*
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Professionalism
  • Self-Help Groups
  • Social Media*