Social media plays an important role in the professional and personal lives of nurses. Furthermore, social media is now considered a standard part of the recruiting and hiring process. Inappropriate or unethical behavior on social media can lead to legal issues for nurses as well as the nursing profession.
Log in to all social media sites where you participate. Examine your profile, photos, and posts. Identify items that would be considered unprofessional and potentially detrimental to your career, as well as items that would have a negative impact on the nursing field’s reputation, based on professional nursing standards.
Summarize your review’s findings in 500-750 words. Include the following items:
Describe the posts or conversations in which you have participated that may be considered inappropriate by nursing professionals.
Discuss why nurses have a responsibility to maintain a standard of conduct that is consistent with the standards that govern the nursing profession both at work and in their personal lives. Include a discussion of how personal conduct can be considered unethical or unprofessional, as well as how it can violate HIPAA. Give an example of each to back up your answer.
Discuss which aspects of your social media activity reflect Christian values as they relate to respecting human value and dignity for all individuals, based on the analysis of your social media. Describe how you could improve your social media activity.