**Alert**Our Right to Privacy as nurses??? - page 5

I am not sure if anyone has discussed this before but I think this needs action from us all.... I just went to the Secretary of State website to find out the status of my license and realized I... Read More

  1. by   BSNtobe2009
    I agree. I don't think a nurse or a doctor is any more likely to be stalked than the general population. A last name doesn't matter either, and considering my first name is EXTREMELY common and my last name isn't...I would GLADLY have my last name on a name badge rather than a complaint getting filed and someone thinking it's me when it isn't.
  2. by   IMustBeCrazy
    Quote from BSNtobe2009
    I agree. I don't think a nurse or a doctor is any more likely to be stalked than the general population. A last name doesn't matter either, and considering my first name is EXTREMELY common and my last name isn't...I would GLADLY have my last name on a name badge rather than a complaint getting filed and someone thinking it's me when it isn't.
    I disagree. If you are doing your job, you are spending wayyy more time with the pt than the MD which means making yourself more of a target, not less. Being that I work in psych, NO WAY am I giving out my last name etc. My phone is also unlisted. I'm not getting pulled into someone's delusion, thank you very much!

    Regarding getting a complaint filed against me for something I didn't do...that is called LIBEL and defamation of character. I would have absolutely no qualms and would immediately file a countersuit.
  3. by   Agnus
    I agree you must protect yourself more if you are in psyc. However, with that said. The BON is a consumer protection agency not a nurse protection agency. Too many nurses think the BON is there to serve the nurse it is not. That is the job of your State Nurses Association.

    As far as psyc. When I did my psyc rotation in LPN school and again in RN school I ran into psyc patients whom I knew and who knew me outside of the hospital. They knew where I lived already. There are just too many psyc. patients out there. This is a small world and it is not unheard of to find your neighbor is psycotic.
    Use common sense but be realistic.

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