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Ethical Issues In Nursing Research

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As nurses, we have the ethical and legal obligation of protecting patient's right to privacy. According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), federal law reinforces and defines privacy through the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The use of social media such as Facebook, and Instagram is tremendously growing in popularity. Often nurses feel emotional or excited about their day at work that their post may offer serious potential consequences, and even termination from their jobs. Nurses must always take into consideration their ethical duties to protect patient information because divulging information in the use of social media is a violation of privace and
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