Ontario docs are leaving – patients have trouble finding good doctors











{August 30, 2013}   TO TWEET OR NOT TO TWEET

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2013/08/29/pei-emergency-doctor-tweets-584.html

 

 

 

In the current age of instant communication such as Twitter, why should Dr. Trevor Jain not voice his displeasure and inform the world of a potential dangerous situation.  The displeasure of the hospital’s medical director, Dr. Rosemary Henderson, is understandable. She now has to find a solution fast as “the world is watching”.  This  means “work”.  If an adverse event were to happen because of understaffing, she can’t plead ignorance as the “unsafe” situation is public knowledge.  I’m sure we’ll see more of this kind of “tweeting” as younger docs enter the profession, no longer willing to “cover up”.

 

 

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