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Social media

What do you need to consider?
​​Along with everyone else, nurses are blogging, tweeting and posting on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. There are benefits to personal and professional social media use. However, the same sharing, networking and access that makes social media convenient and effective, also poses risks. Nurses must be aware of these risks, especially as technology evolves and use increases.

At CRNBC, the complaints we receive about nurses’ use of social media include issues of professional integrity, public trust, boundaries, privacy and confidentiality. The issue is not social media itself, but how it’s used, both personally and professionally. Social media can make poor judgment public and permanent. Be accountable for your social media behaviour.

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