Medicine’s Kavita Arora explores a physician’s duty to warn in age of social media

Kavita Arora, an assistant professor of reproductive biology and bioethics for the School of Medicine, co-wrote a piece for STAT titled “An ultrasound on Instagram suggested the baby could be in danger. Does a physician have a duty to warn?

Arora and her co-author discussed the recent situation in which HGTV personality Joanna Gaines was diagnosed by a physician on Instagram. The post featured a video of an ultrasound, which prompted a physician to diagnosis her fetus with a fatal condition. Arora explored the duty of a physician to warn, bodily autonomy and standards of bioethics in the social media age.

Read the piece.