Agenda Item Details
Day 2   Saturday Nov 9, 2019
1:30 - 3:30pm
Specialty Session 01 - Legal Risk Management in Social Media and Mobile Devices

SS01 – To Post or Not To Post? : Legal risk management in social media and mobile devices


This presentation will address the professional and legal obligations on a nurse when using social media and/or mobile devices in their professional and personal lives. The possible consequences of misuse of these platforms will be explored. An overview of CNPS protection will also be provided.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify and manage professional/legal issues surrounding social media in their professional practice.

2. Recognize the benefits and risks of using mobile devices in their practice.

3. Appreciate the consequences of inappropriate use of social media or mobile devices in a professional practice setting.


Alanna Lawson BA (Hons), LL.B, LL.L, Lawyer, Canadian Nurses Protective Society, Ottawa, ON, Canada

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