This commentary encourages nurses, in particular, to be mindful of what they communicate on social media during the COVID-19 pandemic because of its impact on others.
People look to health care staff for cues about what to do during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. As more people turn to social media for connection and information during this time of social distancing, frontline health care providers need to be aware of what they post and how it is affecting others’ perceptions. It is important to balance the need to document the crisis and to use influence to motivate action. The advice is to be resourceful and supportive of one’s own and others’ mental health needs.