I’m not sure how I missed Jennifer Balderama’s article in the Washington Post about the friction between free speech and weblogging, but it’s something that anyone who keeps a personal site should read. I’ll always remember my own experience with the issue, a little over a year ago, when my hospital’s associate chairman paged me to let me know that he had become a reader of QDN. At the time, the hospital in which I train was identified in a few different places on the site, and in light of that, he asked me to either remove the identification or avoid discussing my experiences in the hospital. As engrained as I am in my work, it wasn’t a hard choice; whenever I read about people who get sued or lose their jobs over things that they post, I’m thankful that that was the choice I was given.


Back in 96 or 97, I kept a weblog that had my hospital’s name in it. My (then) boss did a search on the company name and pulled my site up. He liked the design, but asked me to remove all references too.

It’s a scary thing to be pulled into an office for your website, but luckly I still kept my job…..and when the website was being brought in house. My name was brought up by that same boss, and I wound up redesigning the website. If I wasn’t caught, I probably wouldn’t be designing pages for hospitals at all.

• Posted by: M.Kelley on Jan 2, 2003, 8:37 AM

Yet you still keep ratting about the parents of your patients and your hospital.

• Posted by: Gyongyi Gaal on Jan 2, 2003, 6:04 PM

And you’re babbling your confused nonsense. It good to see some things never change. :-/

• Posted by: M.Kelley on Jan 2, 2003, 8:42 PM

Boy, the trolls do get around. Gaal, I can give you the number of my psychiatrist. He’s good, and I think you need one.

• Posted by: "constance" on Jan 6, 2003, 3:08 PM
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