Celebrity patients anyone? - page 2

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  1. by   moonshadeau
    Originally posted by oge
    My claim to fame .I work in london England as an agency nurse i have looked after 2 girls from spice Girls , Mr Elton John and a few not so popular Royalties.i think you should mention names otherwise it is no fun.
    I disagree that any names should be used. Celebritys have enough trouble let alone, us telling all their medical secrets. I expect that you would expect a little privacy if YOU were hospitalized or cared for at your place of employment and had an expectation that people would not be nosing through your medical chart.

    Besides here in the US, we have a little nasty thing called HIPPA...
  2. by   yannadey
    She wasn't my patient because I was a patient myself in a New York hosp. but a certain female celebrity gave the nurses hell that they actually cheered when she was discharged. One of her most famous quote "only little people pay taxes".
    Last edit by yannadey on May 13, '03
  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    Jay-Jay (Jane)

    Nitwit ideas are for emergencies. You use them when you've got nothing else to try. If they work, they go in the Book. Otherwise you follow the Book, which is largely a collection of nitwit ideas that worked.

    -- Larry Niven / The Mote in God's Eye (1974)'
    I have met Larry Niven several times. He lives here and attends events for readers and JPL/NASA events.
    His wife, Marilyn is very cute. She once told about Larry hiding and jumping from behind a chair as he played with the cat.
    I told him that in "Destiny's Road" humans would not survive a planet with no potassium. (In the book it lowers IQ). He told me he had received many letters telling him that. One was from Idaho informing him that potatos cannot grow without K+.
    He's very charming and polite to all. Never took care of him though. Did have him tell me about being in the hospital.
    This seems confusing. It is simply a cyber combo of two replies with quotes. I jus mentioned that here in LA nurses are often accosted by the press when a famous person is in the hospital. .
    signed, spacenurse.
    Below is a response by Jay Jay

    Wow. Good to know! Most writers are pretty nice people, in my experience. Have met quite a few in person, also hang out at several writer's chatrooms/message boards.
    Last edit by pickledpepperRN on May 14, '03
  4. by   Gomer
    Originally posted by moonshadeau
    I disagree that any names should be used. Celebritys have enough trouble let alone, us telling all their medical secrets. I expect that you would expect a little privacy if YOU were hospitalized or cared for at your place of employment and had an expectation that people would not be nosing through your medical chart.

    Besides here in the US, we have a little nasty thing called HIPPA...

    I agree Moonshadeau. And it really doesn't matter if my patient is a celeb or not -- I never disclose names or patient information nor do most of my co-workers. That code of ethics was developed long before HIPPA.
  5. by   healingtouchRN
    yup, violations of privacy can backfire & leave the nurse homeless!!!
  6. by   oge
    moonshadeau.
    Names were mentioned .not diagnosis thank God i am not in your country. where everything warrants a day in court.Americans you are so sue happy.
  7. by   Gomer
    It's not a matter of suing or legal issues Oge, it's an ethical responsibility to keep your patients' names confidential.
  8. by   Angelica
    Originally posted by yannadey
    She wasn't my patient because I was a patient myself in a New York hosp. but a certain female celebrity gave the nurses hell that they actually cheered when she was discharged. One of her most famous quote "only little people pay taxes".
    Sounds like Leona Helmsley
  9. by   ayemmeff
    ..........
    Last edit by ayemmeff on Feb 11, '04
  10. by   Furball
    I've taken care of 2 celebrities and my mouth is sealed....hubby doesn't even know.
  11. by   Jay-Jay
    [Hits self repeatedly on head]

    So sorry Spacenurse! I feel like an idiot! I EDITED your reply when I meant to REPLY to it!

    Shouldn't try to post when I'm not feeling well! :imbar

    Originally posted by jay-jay


    Wow. Good to know! Most writers are pretty nice people, in my experience. Have met quite a few in person, also hang out at several writer's chatrooms/message boards.
    I would try to restore it to what it originally was, but I'm afraid I'd just mess it up worse than I did already! :imbar
    Last edit by Jay-Jay on May 14, '03
  12. by   Bevi
    oge, sounds like you may have a stereotypical view of americans!
  13. by   shelleybelle
    is anyone else doing like me and trying to put clues together and figure out who the celebs are? LOL Sorry... can't help it!!! I do it in my nursing class when we're discussing pts in the area... we live in a VERY small town - sometimes we can figure it out

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