The NSWNMA welcomes the engagement by members and the public on NSWNMA social media and online forums.
The purpose of NSWNMA social media and online forums is to empower NSWNMA members, keep the public updated with the latest news and campaigns, and to increase involvement and support.
Because social media and online activity has been the subject of recent legal cases, following are some guidelines to ensure professional compliance when using the NSWNMA social media and online forums including, but not limited to:
See a list of all NSWNMA branch Facebook pages.
The NSWNMA reserves our rights to monitor, moderate and/or remove content or comments which we consider may be inappropriate, defamatory, contrary to applicable laws and/or this policy.
Know your workplace policies
Always keep in mind your workplace’s policies on privacy, social media usage and public comment and Code of Conduct.
For example if you work in the NSW Public Health System, you have the right to:
Remember your professional obligations
What’s OK online?
Summary of Key Tips for positive online behaviour:
What’s NOT OK online?
If you are questioned or disciplined at work by management about your online activity, immediately cease that activity and call the NSWNMA.
NSWNMA will take all reasonable steps to remove content that does not meet these guidelines.
Whilst the Association is responsible for the content on NSWNMA social media channels and online forums the comments posted are not necessarily the opinions or views of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association.
Read the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s policy on use of social media and online networking.
What is Defamation:
Defamation is a communication (oral, written, picture) from one person to at least one other that harms the reputation of an identifiable third person.
A person who claims to have been defamed must prove the following:
Whilst it is not possible to defame a large corporation under defamation laws, corporations can commence proceedings for damage to business reputation arising from the tort of injurious falsehood.
For a successful injurious falsehood claim the following must be proven:
The damage must be damage intended or the natural and probable consequence of the false statement.Last updated December 2019
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