Importance of Ethical Education in Clinical Photography Sharing and Using Social Media

Document Type: LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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Clinical Research Development Unit of Imam Khomeini Hospital, Department of orthopedics, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

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In developing countries, similar to other parts of the world, smartphones and social networks are highly popular. there are many challenges in use of social networks by the health system staff. Clinical photography plays an important role in the medical practice to determine the state, treatment and progression of a patient’s condition. ethical education is needed on how to take and share clinical photography and radiographies in the social media during residency program or medical education system.

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