I have often asked myself, throughout my Nursing career, why are Nurses who are so adept at providing immense compassion to their patients in all sorts of unimaginable scenarios, so woeful at supporting and encouraging their colleagues.
As nurses we are bound by professional standards. The enclosed link is to an article that describes the circumstances around which a nurse whilst practising in NSW was later found guilty of professional misconduct.
Social media is all around us and yes most nurses use it in some form or another. But beware! It can be so easy to get caught up in your personal life and if you are not careful you can find yourself in ‘hot water’.
Do you know if you have ever breached the Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses? We are bound to comply with the Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses, noting there is additional Code of Professional Conduct for Midwives, these were updated in 2013.
At times you may wish to refer to a framework that assists health care decision making regarding the management of advanced chronic / terminal conditions.
The enclosed link is to an article regarding a nurse that was de registered as she, with the use of social media commenced an extra-marital affair with a “vulnerable” youth offender she cared for who had paranoid schizophrenia and suicidal tendencies.
The enclosed link takes you to an article which describes very concerning events. It highlights the importance of adhering to workplace protocols and being very sure of the ‘facts’ when communicating with others.