Nursing and Social Media
General guidelines for written assignment
1. General presentation is to include 1.5 line spacing; 12 point Times New Roman font; 3cms left and right margins, page numbering in the lower right of each page. Include your student number as a header on the upper right side of each page.
2. Double space between each paragraph
3. Adhere as closely as possible to the word count. A +/– 10% of the word limit is acceptable. Please indicate the word count at the conclusion.
4. The School of Nursing & Midwifery use the APA referencing style. It is important that you maintain consistency and accuracy throughout the assignment.
Social media in nursing:
Social media and electronic communications have become part of contemporary life and as a consequence part of our professional lives as well. They have both benefits and concerns related to their use in professional health care practice.
Applying the National Board’s Social Media Policy (2014) review the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) Code of Ethics for Nurses in Australia (2008), Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses in Australia (2008) and the National Competency Standards for the registered nurse (2006).
In your review of these codes and standards, identify and discuss the Value statements, Conduct statements and Domains that apply to nursing practice using the scenario to illustrate your discussion. Refer to relevant literature to validate and substantiate your discussion. (800 words)
Leadership and social media
As the NUM is in a leadership position they have a responsibility to ensure that their staff are aware of the implication of the inappropriate use of social media.
Outline and discuss a minimum of four transformational leadership strategies the NUM could apply to successfully ensure that nurses (and students) working in their ward are familiar with the National Board’s Social Media Policy and their responsibilities under the NMBA Codes and Standards for nurses in Australia. Use the scenario to illustrate your discussion and refer to relevant literature to substantiate your writing.
There is a word limit of 250 words per strategy.
Positive applications of the use of social media in health care
As he scenario indicates there are negative aspects to social media and health care. On the other hand there are also positive uses.
Outline in 200 words some of the positive ways social media can be used in health care. Substantiate and validate your writing with relevant and appropriate references.