Quote from Meriwhen
I thank God every day that bedside reporting will never come to my setting. Not just because of the potential running amok of HIPAA, but because bedside reporting just wouldn't work in psych settings. Imagine how it talking about a patient's delusions in front of said delusional patient, giving report in front of a paranoid patient, talking about the drug-seeking behaviors of the ETOH admission, or discussing a borderline personality diagnosis in a patient who is in denial about it or worse--hasn't even been told about the diagnosis yet.
Some stuff is just NOT appropriate to be said at the bedside. Like, x patient has been hallucinating all night; other patient overdosed and we don't know on what, it's a guess, his pain is uncontrolled and the doctors won't do anything. Patient z is actively dying, family at bedside and wishes pt to remain a full code. I understand the benefit of bedside reporting [for safety reasons - what offcoming nurse is telling me is consistent with what I am seeing], but this 100% everything all the time bedside report is not wise, it's just a blanket rule for their hopes of raising patient satisfaction.