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House Rules

This is your space and we encourage you to leave comments, photos, videos, and links here. However, we review all comments and will remove any that are inappropriate or offensive. We will leave what you share that relates to the subjects covered on this site. Please understand that comments posted to this site do not represent the opinions of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON).

JHUSON Terms of Use

All JHUSON social media space is intended to provide a place for fans of JHUSON to discuss topics in nursing and the School. All comments, visuals, videos and other type of material posted by fans on this site ("User Content") do not necessarily reflect the opinions or ideals of JHUSON, its employees or affiliates. JHUSON (a) does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statement or product claims made here, (b) is not responsible for any User Content on this site, and (c) does not endorse any opinions expressed on this fan page.

All users must comply with each social network's Terms of Use and JHUSON's Terms of Use for the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. JHUSON does not monitor every posting of User Content on it's pages. JHUSON expects, however, that users will not post any materials that fall into any of the following categories and may have removed any materials that: 

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

  • Publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, misleading or unlawful material or information. 

  • Upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents. 

  • Upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer. 

  • Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded. 

  • Falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.

  • Use papering techniques to promote user information (ex. Three posts within a limited timeframe of similar content with minimal user feedback).

Confidentiality and Privacy

As an educational institution for the medical profession, JHUSON asks that users:

  • Respect Privacy. Honor the privacy rights of JHUSON faculty, staff, and students by seeking their permission before you write about or display materials related to internal activities or operations that might be considered to be a breach of privacy and confidentiality.

  • Respect Patient Privacy. Honor the privacy rights of current and former patients by obtaining a HIPAA compliant authorization in writing before you write about or display information that might be considered to be a breach of privacy and confidentiality. If in doubt, do not disclose the information. Refer to the confidentiality statements and HIPAA policy templates (http://intranet.insidehopkinsmedicine.org/privacy_office/) for more information.

    Example of a Privacy Breach
    A student posts on her personal Facebook page her concern for a patient she has been caring for. The post does not include the patient’s name, history number or date of birth, but it does mention the type of service being performed or an unusual situation (the “largest mass” she has seen removed, for example, or that the patient is extremely obese). These details paired with the date of the event and the type of service being performed does make it possible to identify the patient.


JHUSON is a division of Johns Hopkins University and is subject to Use of Name Policy.

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