How to Be a Friend Who Is a Physician Without Being a Physician Friend

Erin W. Jackson*, Joshua Hauser

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

As physicians, we are often asked for advice when loved ones become ill. Sometimes, the request advice is explicit; often, it is more supportive in nature and this may blur the boundary between being a friend and being a physician. Through various excerpts from social medial exchange, this narrative discusses the experience with a friend who was diagnosed with head and neck cancer during my Palliative Medicine Fellowship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Pain and Symptom Management
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • boundaries
  • informal advice
  • interpersonal relationships
  • Physician
  • social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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