USE OF PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICES IN PATIENT CARE SETTINGS
This week’s graded discussion topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).
- CO6 Discuss the principles of data integrity, professional ethics, and legal requirements related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client’s right to privacy. (PO 6)
This week, we will discuss personal communication devices and their use in healthcare. As we focus on this topic, please address the questions below in the discussion.
- How can the use of the nurse’s personal communication device(s) impact patient care positively and/or negatively?
- What are the ethical and legal implications of the use of personal devices?
- What does the professional literature say about how communication devices can support safe nursing practice?