Week 1 | Legal and Ethical Issues (16170-SP)

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Content Outline

  • Wound management provider responsibilities when interacting with patients
  • Professional boundaries
  • Responsibilities to oneself
  • Social media
    • Positive benefits
      • Improved communication/quicker coordination of care
      • Sharing of information to improve practice
    •  Pitfalls
      • Violation of patient’s rights due to quick pace of social media
      • Not allowing enough critical thinking time

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course work the learner will be able to:

  1. State restrictions with rational when using electronic devices for documenting, communications and educational needs related to patient care.
  2. Discuss actions appropriate for protection of self, patients and employers when using electronic media.
  3. Identify activities defined in the guidelines for appropriate social media utilization.

Additional Information

Format: 
Reading
Course summary
Available: 
01/01/2016
Expires: 
04/07/2017

Betty Hanrahan, MSN, ARNP‐BC, CWCN‐AP, CWS, FACCWS, CFCN
Co‐Director, Wound Management Education Program, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle; Clinical Faculty, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA

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