1.Your selfie must not be taken while on duty in a ward or unit. Rather take your selfie in uniform at home, before arriving at work, or while safely commuting.
2.Your selfie must not reflect any company logo in the background. Make sure you cover up the name badge and that no logos or branding appears in your picture. Be sure to clear the area of any picture. Be sure to clear the area of any branded paperwork or signage in the background.
3.Your selfie must not be taken with any other person or patient in the background. In line with the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act (No. 4 of 2013) and the Patient Rights Charter, you must respect your patient’s confidentiality and right to privacy. This means it is illegal to photography your patient without their written consent.
4.The competition is only open to SANC registered nurses (RN, EN, ENA), and the nurses will need to provide proof thereof. We regret that no employees from AHASA, AHASA Exco Committee, or internal staff of AHASA member agencies may enter.
5.Each nurse must like and share the page to enter the competition. Nurses to take a Selfie showcasing the amazing work they are doing in uniform.
6.One entry per person, per day.
7.The winner(s) will be chosen at random.
8.Winners will receive their prizes no later than 30 days after the close of the competition (12/05/2021)
9.The winner(s) will be informed by email / direct message on social platforms within 7 days of the start of every week for the duration and must respond within 28 days to claim their prize.
10.Copyright to the entries will remain with the entrant but the entrant licenses AHASA to use their photographs to promote the brand across websites and social media.
11.The competition ends on the day of 12/05/2021 at 23:59 pm
Careless handling of patient information in daily medical practice can result in South African Nursing Council (SANC) sanctions, breach of privacy lawsuits, and, in extreme cases, serious monetary penalties or even imprisonment. In line with the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act (No. 4 of 2013) and the implications thereof for healthcare professionals in daily practice. Recommendations regarding the safeguarding of information are made.
Health care practitioners hold information about patients that is private and sensitive. • The National Health Act (Act No. 61 of 2003) provides that this information must not be given to others unless the patient consents or the health care practitioner can justify the disclosure. • Practitioners are responsible for ensuring that clerks, receptionists, and other staff respect confidentiality in theirs.