fact that when receiving a text message there is never complete knowledge of who the sender is. Conclusion Technology can be both a blessing and a curse in many situations. Text messaging is no exception. I feel that the potential costs far outweigh the good in this situation. All nurses should be aware of the implications of texting private patient information. Many individuals may not realize that even when a message has been deleted, it is still stored within the phone itself. Employers can also legally seize an employee’s phone if there is a reason to believe that there has been a misappropriation of private patient information (McCartney, 2015). References Brooks, A. (2012). Healthcare texting in a HIPAA-compliant environment: texting speeds communication but could put you at risk. Retrieved from A300979562&v=2.1&it=r&sid=ebsco
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