Journal articlesMay I use this picture please? The ethics for sharing

May I use this picture please? The ethics for sharing

15/09/17 | Articles | Jacqui Fletcher

Wound photography can enhance the assessment of patients, their wound and environment if the images taken are good. Used in association with a medical and wound history, images will influence decision-making and the planning of treatment, providing an opportunity to map the wound and its progress. Pictures are powerful teaching tools, far more so than words, showing and teaching clinicians wounds they would not necessarily encounter in their daily practice. It is said about photography that ‘You don’t take a photograph. You ask quietly to borrow it.’ This is even truer these days, when reproducing and sharing photography is only a keyboard command away. In this article, Jacqui Fletcher explores the issues and ethics relating to copyright in a digital world.