Nurse who wrote about grandfather’s care on Facebook found guilty of professional misconduct

Andrea Hill, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, The Ottawa Citizen

In a precedent-setting decision, the body that regulates Saskatchewan’s nurses has said that a nurse who posted on Facebook about her grandfather’s health care experience is guilty of professional misconduct. In February 2015, Prince Albert nurse Carolyn Strom posted a news article about end-of-life care on her personal Facebook page and then commented about the “subpar care” her grandfather had received at Macklin health facility. The post was brought to the attention of staff there, who filed a complaint with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA).

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