Important Notice: We would like to remind nurses that you have an accountability to your standards of practice, code of ethics and practice guidelines when it comes to your social media use. There are risks and benefits to posting and it is important to maintain public confidence in our profession. Nurses should not post information on social media that is not based in evidence and could increase the anxiety levels of the public. We encourage stakeholders that are seeking information on the pandemic to access evidence based information that is available and updated daily from the Department of Health and Wellness.
Social media, when used appropriately, can have many benefits in the delivery of nursing services. However, there are also many potential risks to clients, nurses and the profession. Our practice support tools are available to assist nurses in understanding their accountabilities when using social media.