In the present day world, professional life requires very precise, caring and responsible behaviour and attitude to prolong one’s career to maximum heights. As the modern world is embedded in social media and platforms like that, in this scenario, the responsibility on the shoulders of employees increases manifolds (Lubowiecki-Vikuk et al., 2021). Especially nursing profession is on the hit list regarding their responsibilities and duties. Nurses are directly in contact with the community in large chunks and hold health stakeholders’ data. So their situation and professional aspects are critical in this modern world of social media. This paper will explore the professionalism aspect in the light of my social media posts and conversations along with professional standards of nursing, HIPPAA ethics, a reflection of Christian values and improvements parameters in this regard.
However, if I keenly observe the social media platforms under my usage, it include mainly Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter. In this concern, it is worth mentioning here that I don’t use TikTok and Instagram, etc. According to my viewpoint, multiple posts and conversations are inappropriate regarding professional aspects of the nursing profession. In this scenario, my posts during the COVID-19 pandemic heights are unethical. Undoubtedly, the people were in shock and unaware of this situation. They could not follow the SOPs in this regard, so I criticized them instead of making them aware with care and patience in most posts. Similarly, some of my conversations with some patients show that I became rude while tackling their issues and concerns. Meanwhile, I also responded to some tweets in an unethical and nonprofessional way. Now I realize that these posts, conversations and replies were not nursing professional ethics and values.
Moreover, the nursing community has a delicate and sensitive job specification to share any type of information, respond to any stakeholder or share any type of data under custody. So nurses must adopt professional standards in this regard in their work premises and personal capacity (Angel et al., 2020). For example, sensitive data regarding patients’ personal life, diagnosis, and prescription can be badly impacted if it falls into the wrong hands. So the nursing community has to take every care to maintain professional standards in their lives. In addition, some mismanagement on the part of the nursing community is a violation of the HIPAA codes and values (Haddad & Geiger, 2018). For example, one of our seniors shared a patient’s personal details with her close relatives. The patient was on his death bed, and a property case was in court under consideration. In this scenario, based on that leaked information, the other party in the court tried to make arrangements to get benefits from that situation. The personal details in this aspect transformed the direction of that specific case, and the other party benefited from weaknesses in the justice system.
In the same way, some unethical and unprofessional practices may be executed by some community members. For example, our ex-classmate in nursing school shared the sex details of gender from the old records after many years. The respective person did not want to disclose her gender, but the mishap happened.
Meanwhile, some areas are there that depict Christian values concerning my posts and conversations. In this concern, some of my posts are sayings of Jesus and texts from the Bible that persuade others to do well. In addition, some conversations depict the situations where I encouraged some patients regarding their health recovery. I also sorted out different problems and issues in the patient community. These are the Christian value to help needy humans. At the same time, according to my viewpoint, replies and responses can be improved on my part. In addition, posts should be informative, meaningful, comprehensive and related to the health tips. So that the poor can be benefitted.
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