Public versus private life

Social media has not only arrived in our lives but appears to have taken a driving seat in our destiny.

As professionals – whether medical students or consultants – we are accountable to ourselves, family, friends, patients, peers and colleagues. Accountability in medicine is essentially about ethical practice. My recollection of an introduction to medical ethics was being taught about ‘respect’ by a crusty academic in a dusty lecture theatre. At the risk of carbon dating myself, there was no mention of