Ethics and social media

Nurs Sci Q. 2014 Oct;27(4):283-5. doi: 10.1177/0894318414546417.


Nurses' use of social media has increased significantly with growing numbers of media-sharing opportunities, platforms, and emerging forms of electronic applications. With the proliferation, opportunities and limitations surface regarding the responsibilities and accountability that nurses have in choosing technology applications with an embedded philosophical ethos that is consistent with the discipline's societal mandate of serving humankind in ways that honor human dignity. This article begins a discussion addressing possible disciplinary obligations and responsibilities for the implementation of social media platforms and possible implications for its future use in the discipline of nursing.

Keywords: ethics; humanbecoming; nursing; social media.

MeSH terms

  • Confidentiality*
  • Ethics, Nursing*
  • Humans
  • Nurses / trends*
  • Social Media / ethics*