What principles of patient confidentiality
A nurse colleague uses his personal cell phone to take a photo of a patient’s wound and then sends a message with the photo to the primary care provider via a text. Please consider the following in your discussion post:
What principles of patient confidentiality might be an issue? Consider legal and ethical. What patient confidentiality principles might be at stake? Consider the legal and ethical implications.
How might this nurse employ a communication device to promote safe patient care?
How might this nurse use a communication device to support safe patient practices?
What would your organization’s policy on ‘personal communication device use in a patient care setting’ reveal related to this case? (If your organization does not have a written policy, or you are not currently working in an organization, what do you think should be included in such a policy and why?)