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delphine22

Specializes in Quality, Cardiac Stepdown, MICU. Has 5 years experience.

I DO have the right, under the Supreme Court, to go home and say "I got punched in the face by an old lady today..." on my FB.

Unless you're referencing some Supreme Court decision I'm unfamiliar with. . .the First Amendment (which is what I guess you're referring to) that gives you the right to "freedom of speech," does not give you the right to say whatever you want, whenever you want. Sometime during the day you were hired you signed a paper that included some sort of Internet conduct policy, forbidding you to divulge pt information or hospital business on any social media, on or off the clock.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 40 years experience.

This site IS social media. I do not friend co-workers online ANYWHERE. I do not give identifiable information. I DO have the right, under the Supreme Court, to go home and say "I got punched in the face by an old lady today..." on my FB. SAME AS I WOULD HERE. FB is often my place to vent to my friends. I do not identify my employer, "like" the company page, nothing. However, if I were ever pulled in and told "a coworker has a mutual friend and she said you posted that you were frustrated..." I am fully prepared to legally defend myself.
Could you please cite the supreme court decision when this has been challenged with PHI, HIPAA, and a facilities social media policy?

I hope you are prepared to defend yourself. My suggestion. Get malpractice insurance...you are going to need it.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 40 years experience.

I'm not planning on nor have I ever done it but I was wondering after reading this discussion… if your Facebook is set to 'friends only' how would the whole world read it and how would the hospital find out… On another note: i recently deleted Facebook because GOD ONLY KNOWS what is on it with all the 'liking' of this or that and comments some of my irreverent and obnoxious friends make. lol. I decided that while I'm trying to find a job to just NOT HAVE THAT ACCOUNT… but anyways, I would like to know how on earth people can post things that get them fired if it is 'friends only'…
NOTHING posted in public is private....NOTHING!!!!!

It has been proven over and over again that people....not even in healthcare....get fired over FB

The NCSBN position paper......https://www.ncsbn.org/Social_Media.pdf

ktwlpn, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice.

I saw a post by the family of a resident in the LTC on a co-workers face book feed. ***! I can't wait for the next time the family member freaks out over something and then references the co-workers comments about "working short" or being exhausted after working back to back doubles. The icing on the cake was the pic of the late stage dementia resident propped up out in the blazing sun.IN a sweater.