The aim of this learning activity is to bring to the attention papers or topics for consideration by medical illustrators in their professional practice, for review or discussion in a department or that may need raising at local or national levels. Three areas from recent literature are examined:
- How do patients view clinical photography?
- Photography and social media.
- Display of historical clinical photographic collections
What kind of a service could you provide to others to replace mobile phones or their own cameras?
Are there any financial implications regarding the type of equipment you or others use clinically?What would the cost of a breach of ethics be?
Policies and procedures
What are the implications for your department?Do you think changes need to take place at a departmental, organizational, hospital or national level? If so what changes?
Staff support and CPD
Do you know how to find support for colleagues? Do you or could you provide them with guidance and support?
Are you taking the lead in CPD for other staff in the area?How can you help staff understand the issues surrounding clinical photography and sharing?
What is your current practice and does it need updating in the light of these papers?
- Critically reviewed the impact of the public perception of clinical photography on your or your department's practice.