Learning Goal: I’m working on a public health question and need the explanation and answer to help me learn.

A colleague from the hospital has invited you to join a special Facebook group for doctors
as they have found it a useful source of information. The group provides a forum in which
individuals can ask the other members questions about difficult cases or can write about their
experiences with interesting patients. Although you think that you would find the group very
beneficial you raise some concerns with your colleague about the safety of discussing cases
with strangers over the Internet. You decide to see if there is any ethical guidance about using
Internet forums as a doctor.