An Ultrasound on Instagram Suggested the Baby Could Be in Danger. Does a Physician Have a Duty to Warn?

January 25, 2018

(STAT News) – As practicing physicians and ethicists, that made us wonder: If we see something medically worrisome on social media, are we as doctors obliged to say something? In the exam room, it’s our duty to talk to our patients about car seat safety for the young children. But when friends post photos of their adorable children improperly buckled into a car seat, do we have a duty as physicians to contact them?

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