Use of Personal Communication Devices in Patient Care Settings

Use of Personal Communication Devices in Patient Care Settings

Discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and their peers. In discussions students:
Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
Integrate outside scholarly sources when required
Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates and/or instructor
Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner

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?