Social media and patient privacy – a nurse leader's investigation

Nursing Careers Allied Health has an article on patient privacy breaches when health care professionals use social media. Perhaps the most concerning finding of the study they discuss is that most nurses did not even think that what they were doing was a breach of privacy.  From the article:

In the Nursing Times study, 27 per cent of nurses revealed they use social media to share stories about working life.

Forty one per cent of nurses in the survey reported their colleagues used social media inappropriately, 32 per cent of those posts contained information about patients and 12 per cent featured photos of patients.

Ms Bickhoff says one of the most common mistakes nurses make is believing their decision not to name a patient means they are not breaching patient privacy.

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