I don't know the woman in question, yet news reports acknowledge that facebook has caused another job termination casualty in the nursing community. I know there are numerous posts regarding this topic, yet I figure sharing this may help someone think twice when placing job/career related postings on facebook no matter how private you think your posts are!Follow the link to see why. What would you do?
Wow, very sad, but HIPAA is nothing to take lightly and she should have reasonably known that the patient/s she was posting about could be identified. If I was her, I'd be worried about being prosecuted, fined, and sent to prison. The worst part, if the "cop killer" wants to sue her and the hospital she represented, he'll probably win. I don't see where they had any choice but to fire her, she put the entire organization at risk.
Last edit by wezzie, RN on Aug 2, '10