In extreme cases such images could lead to a complaint being made.” The fact is that doctors and would be doctors are held to higher standards of personal conduct than other groups in society.Saintly behaviour is neither demanded nor expected, but with the job there comes an expectation of a reasonable level of common sense and decency.
Michael Anderson, one of the growing ranks of junior doctors in the United Kingdom keeping a blog, was recently added by a patient, and though he was touched by the sentiment, he decided that his privacy would be compromised if he accepted.
Notably, the profiles of two thirds of the medical students in the Florida study were available to Facebook users not listed as friends.
This may have been a conscious decision in some cases, but more likely it reflects a widespread ignorance of the enhanced privacy settings that are available.
This is hardly surprising, given that website providers, in their efforts to reassure nervous users, have produced a multitude of confusing options.
You could even join the General Medical Council’s Facebook group and continue the discussion there, Similar recommendations have been previously endorsed or suggested by others from disciplines that include surgery, psychiatry, internal medicine, and pediatrics.