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16:00 - 18:00 25 April 2013

UCL Medical School seminar – Practicing professionalism in an age of digital social networking: exploring the digital divide


Joint Library of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (link Map)
11-43 Bath Street | London | EC1V 9EL |

Open to: Academic
Admission: Free

The rise in participatory digital technologies has resulted in complex moral and ethical issues emerging as result of the blurring of professional, public and private identity. At the heart of this is the notion of professionalism and what it is to be a professional. While Doctors continue to be held in high regard by society, digital technologies are presenting hazards for medical professionalism. I will consider the literature surrounding professionalism and identify key issues for discussion, exploring how the nature of digital media is blurring public/private boundaries and how traditional concepts of medical professionalism are being challenged and destabilised. Considering ethics in the context of internet education, I will attempt to extrapolate the principles of professionalism in an age of super-complexity and argue that alternative models are required for a ‘digital native’ generation." Dr Scott Rice


Deanne Attreed
please email | d.attreed@ucl.ac.uk