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NMC issues Facebook and Twitter warning


I think everyone needs to be aware that this isn't a witchhunt for those voicing opinions - but there are some serious cases that do need to make every nurse stop and think. One nurse (and this was in America, so it wasn't an NMC case), posed with a patient's placenta and uploaded it on her Facebook page, while another nurse here in the UK started a relationship with a mental health service user through Facebook, and then blocked them, causing the service user to self-harm and a lot of distress. I think this isn't about freedom of speech, this is about appropriate behaviour.

Posted date

8 July, 2011

Posted time

4:54 pm