Week 7 Discussion: Use of Personal Communication Devices in Patient Care Settings (graded)

Personal Communication Strategies

Week 7 Discussion: Use of Personal Communication Devices in Patient Care Settings (graded)


This week’s graded discussion topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).

  • CO6 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)


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?


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Technology has significantly impacted the health care system, and one of its greatest applications is the use of personal electronic devices such as smart phones used by physicians. In the care practice setting, nurses use smart phones for communication purposes, and this has enhanced productivity, increased access to information, and low failure to respond rates. However, the usage of these personal communication devices has also resulted to problems in the health care delivery. According to Parker (2019), the use of smart phones during care can lead to safety issues such as the transmission of bacteria from personal devices to sterile environments. Also, they can contribute to cellular interferences with medical tools and distractions which can negatively impact care………

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