Sikap Etis Dokter terhadap Pasien yang Mendiagnosis Diri Sendiri Menggunakan Informasi Internet pada Era Cyber Medicine

Frans Santosa, Agus Purwadianto, Prijo Sidipratomo, Peter Pratama, Pukovisa Prawiharjo

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Nowadays, the internet has broadcasted various information about medicine and health. The information may be of new discoveries and success in the field of experiments, operative, invasive, and conservative, all of which is very useful for doctors in carrying out his duties to help and educate patients. But on the other hand, the community cannot determine the correctness of such information well, resulting in patients trying to diagnose himself, even self-medicating. There are increasing number of such patients, and during their attempt to diagnose and self-medicate, they go to doctors asking for drugs they read on the internet for prescription, or even further, to debate a professional doctor's diagnosis and opinion. Doctor's ethical attitude is required to honor such patient as well as to firmly straighten out the truth against such false information which the patient believes on.
Original languageIndonesian
Pages (from-to)53-58
JournalJurnal Etika Kedokteran Indonesia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018


  • cybermedicine, diagnosis, internet

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