Here’s Why A Doctor Looks At His Dead Patients’ Facebook Before Breaking The News To Their Parents

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It’s undoubtedly one of the toughest parts of a doctor’s job. Yes, that moment when they have to inform a family that a loved one has passed away never gets easy. But one professional goes above and beyond when planning to deliver such sad news; he checks the deceased’s social media.

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The man in question is Louis M. Profeta, who’s worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis since 1993. During his lengthy stint there, the medical professional has served as the head of mass casualty preparedness, a clinical instructor of emergency medicine and an emergency physician. He’s also a gifted writer, having penned a book about spirituality and his profession titled The Patient in Room Nine Says He’s God.

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