NEJM: Supporting Health Care Workers to Address Misinformation on Social Media

Clinicians who respond to misinformation on social media face obstacles. It’s important to train clinicians in dispelling harmful myths, to support those who are attacked, and to ensure that people who spread disinformation are held accountable for the harm they cause.

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About Shikha Jain, MD FACP

I am a practicing, board-certified hematology/oncology physician in Chicago. I speak on topics ranging from the impact of social media on healthcare, how physicians can utilize social media, how to write Op-eds in the medical world, gender equity and barriers to career advancement, and topics in GI oncology and immunotherapy. My goal is to explain complicated topics in simple terms. I also enjoy writing and you can find some of my writing on this site. I am a mother to three amazing kids and married to a gastroenterologist. I look forward to connecting with you.

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