Regarding blogaholism, I actually do score positively on the CAGE screen for blogging (A and E).
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Hello. I'm Thomas. And I'm a Blogaholic.
Okay. It's time to dive head-first into the medical blogging controversy. One of my colleagues at the University of Washington is interacting with administration there to possibly set guidelines and recommendations for medical blogging. He's got me thinking again about this issue. As you recall, I thought a lot (and still do) about the line between sharing a patient's story (anonymized) and respecting her rights. I settle with asking patients or masking identifying facts so much that the patient would not recognize the account as his own. You can imagine there are a lot of people who have things to say about this. I respond to my professional society's position in this week's article for The Differential. Check it out if you have the chance.