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Nursing Use of Personal Communication Devices in Patient Care Settings

This week, we will discuss personal communication devices and their use in healthcare. As we focus on this topic, please address the questions below in the discussion. How can the use of the nurse’s personal communication device(s) impact patient care positively and/or negatively? What are the ethical and legal implications of the use of personal devices? What does the professional literature say about how communication devices can support safe nursing practice? discuss the use of personal communication devices in healthcare especially when it feels like we are attached to our phones 24/7. We are covering the following Course Outcome: CO 6: Discuss the principles of data integrity, professional ethics, and legal requirements related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client’s right to privacy. (PO 6) Book: Hebda T., Hunter K., & Czar P. (2018). Handbook of Informatics for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals. [VitalSource Bookshelf]. Retrieved from