The internet has helped families across the globe interact and communicate Social media has been used in many ways in the twenty-first century. Many ways have been beneficial. Some research supports social media as an effective tool for nursing students to develop their knowledge in a clinical setting (Green & Hope, 2010). Students have an endless amount of resources on the internet to help guide their knowledge and shape their minds. Although, social media is not without its consequences.
Whereas the Privacy Rule defines the circumstances in which individual health care information may be disclosed, the Security Rule defines the requirements for making such disclosures in electronic form. While it is possible to conduct a hospital-patient relationship online, best practice would be to initiate the relationship in real life and obtain appropriate authorization from the patient to continue the dialogue online. Even then, don’t practice medicine online because anything can happen and than the other party will have proof of your messages and than that will be a
This will enable patients to talk about health issues including emotional, social, mental problems that disturb them. In healthcare, certain factors affect good nurse-patient communication which are time, language, environment, shortage of nursing staff, assumptions etc. These factors lead to error in medication, misdiagnosis and even death. So, the need for good nurse-patient communication should be emphasized in nursing practice. 3.3 Application in current job I really do know and understand the benefits of a good nurse-patient communication.
In healthcare, the dilemma becomes even more complicated because patients are at a vulnerable position (Mansbach et al, 2014). Nurses can choose not to report their colleague or management’s wrongful behaviour but by doing so, they may be violating their basic professional commitment as patient’s advocate to protect their well-being (Mansbach et al, 2014). This is especially complicated when the nursing profession has a contractual or legal duty to report (Lewis, 2007). Nurses worry that if they report, they may be victimised and if they do not, they may be punished for breaching of contract. The belief that the management or relevant authorities will not take necessary action to prevent further harm is one of the main reason why nurses do not report wrongdoings (Lewis, 2007).
Nurse have to remember to leave personal problems at home and never discussed them with patients (Shohani & Zamanzadeh, 2017, pp. 350-356). The goal is to provide high standards of practice and best care possible at all times. The nurse needs to provide a non - bias high-quality care to the patients of all ages, sizes, colors, races and cultural backgrounds. Her job is to see the patient as a unique individual without applying personal judgment or opinion (Shohani & Zamanzadeh, 2017, pp.
Ethically, it is a nurse’s duty to prioritize patient care and provide alternatives when their wishes interfere with the doctor’s preferences. It is important to incorporate the patient’s beliefs into care that is best for them. The Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements states, “The nurse promotes, advocates for, and protects the rights, health, and safety of the patient” (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2015, p.468). This provision discusses the importance of a patient’s right to privacy, being fully educated, the right to safety, and to be fully protected from impaired practices (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2015, p.471-472). A professional nurse should provide privacy and is a right to all recipients of care.
Why? Because we cannot help other people until we are a bit clearer about ourselves' (Burnard 1992). This quotation highlights the importance of self-awareness in therapeutic communication and how it allows nurses to perform better overall patient care. Self-awareness is one of the most imperative components in nurse-client rapport and involves the process of objective scrutiny of oneself (Rasheed, 2015, p. 211). It reflects the exploration of one's thoughts, beliefs, behaviours, approaches and values (Bibi, 2016).
Social media seems to be an area that causes tremendous concern for student nurses and nurse educators. The use of social media is becoming an area of trepidation as students are using the social platform as part of the learning experience. Relationships on social media can span from social to professional relationships yet confidentiality is often inadvertently compromised even when patient names are not being used. Due to the number of people who have access to a social media platform the littlest of information shared from one person to the next can lead to identifying factors and compromise a patient’s privacy (Westrick, 2016). Maintaining confidentiality would be incomplete if it did not include accountability.
Disclosing, divulging or explaining, the purpose and interests of a case, making secret information known. When responding to an adult at risk regarding disclosure, a health or social care professional should follow the guidelines in the disclosure policy for the institution they work for. A health care professional should never promise to keep information to themselves. Confidentiality should continue to exist up until a staff member is concerned for the wellbeing of a patient, if they believe they are harmful to themselves or others, or if they feel as if a patient is at risk of abuse or neglect. Before disclosing confidential patient information for purposes not directly related to his or her care and treatment, there is currently a responsibility upon health professionals to consult with a patient wherever practicable.
The first and foremost action or the service that nurse should provide is simply a genuine patient care. According to the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, “the nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community” (ANA 2015). Thus, a nurse should be patient-focused at all times instead of task-oriented although there should be a balance between two. In their service, nurses should know that their service is not just limited to physical care, but they can also provide emotional and psychological support too. Furthermore, it is important for nurse to have a serving hearts for every patient regardless of their race, skin color, gender and religion.