Responding to patients with printouts, what's best?
This article https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clindermatol.2018.08.002 was posted to an internal forum for clinicians as an example of ways to manage patients who come into clinic with questions from Google search results or answers from social media or other online sources. The article recommendations seemed problematic to me, but I wasn't certain. I posted the link to it a few places, and got replies from other HCSM folk that it bugged them, too. There is talk about writing a letter to the editor, or a new article in response to this article. I wanted to run the article past this group, to see what folk thought about it. I suspect this is a pretty nuanced issue, and that any recommendations could be problematic. It's tricky once the social media crosses over into clinic spaces. Thoughts?