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NMC issues Facebook and Twitter warning


Quite rightly, people in the nursing and allied professions should be aware of what they post on social networking sites. Those who breech patient confidentiality, or choose to conduct INAPPROPRIATE relationships with patients online should be reprimanded. There are rules and a little thing called THE CODE OF CONDUCT, now whether or not you agree with what is written in the code is irrelevant, it is up to each member of the nursing profession to uphold and abide by these rules if you want to keep your job, and if you have a grievance or a concern then to go through the appropriate measures to change things. Some of the code MAY BE inappropriate and outdated now, but the code of conduct is there to protect PATIENTS at the end of the day, not for your own ends. If you were to work elsewhere, and that 'elsewhere' has rules, then they are usually there for a good reason like the protection of consumers or clients, not just for the sake of being there, or for those who write/devise them to massage their own self righteousness. I do not believe this is an exercise in NMC snooping, but an attempt to protect those we are supposed to care for. Just be careful of your social net work input, that is not too much to ask, is it? ,

Posted date

9 July, 2011

Posted time

11:13 pm