Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Conversation in Ethics Focuses on Web-Based Medical Information

Fauquier Hospital will host a community Conversation in Ethics from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 in the hospital’s Sycamore Room. The topic will be Pearls and Perils of Internet Medicine.


Patients around the world use the Internet to compare medical symptoms, learn about illnesses and explore treatment options. While some sites present objective, evidence-based information, others may  be outdated or offer unsubstantiated information -- or advice.


Speakers Dr. Chris Chang, ENT; Dr. Jeffrey Abrams, hospitalist; and Debbie Hayes, RN FNP-C

will discuss how to determine whether a website is reliable, current and appropriate. The availability of data from peer review journals or websites will be discussed. The speakers will also explain how the patient/provider relationship can be helped or hindered, depending on the reliability of the information the patient finds through other sources. In addition, speakers will go over some do’s and don’ts of social media.


Attendees are asked to call for reservations at 540-316-4490. Lunch will be served.


Come join the conversation.

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