1033-17: Facebook, My space, Blog or Tweet, What You Say May Not Be Sweet: Professional Boundaries and Social Media

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1033-17:  Facebook, My space, Blog or Tweet, What You Say May Not Be Sweet: Professional Boundaries and Social Media

The intersection of Social Media and Professional Boundaries is an important consideration in nursing practice but hasn’t of received sufficient attention, resulting in nurses being caught in HIPAA and professional boundary violations. This presentation will highlight ways to stay safe in personal and professional use of social media.

  Nancy Behling Dillon, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  55 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between social and professional relationships.
  2. Discuss impact of violations of professional boundaries in use of social media as they relate to: patients, co-workers, organizations, PMH nurses, and HIPAA.
  3. Analyze boundary issues using the Guidelines for Analyzing Boundary Issues© and identify strategies to guide safe practice and maintain professional boundaries when using social media.

Keywords:  Social Boundaries, Relationships, Boundary Crossings, Boundary Violations

Continuing Nursing Education:
1.0 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

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