Aussie doctor startled by stalking patient

A patient who used LinkedIn to ask a doctor out on a date highlights how social media is increasingly being used to stalk and harass clinicians.

One medical defence organisation says the recent case — where a woman used the networking platform to profess her interest in an emergency physician who treated her at a NSW ED — is one example of inappropriate contact via social media from patients that it now deals with on a fortnightly basis.

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