this may seem draconian, but i bet you it will work to send a message. print out and send an anonymous copy of your post (by regular mail, not email, which can be traced)
, along with the specifics for which hospital, to the local newspaper and television station, and then let the chips fall where they may. here's why; many of those nurses either don't know or care enough about patient privacy, and they use insider information to legitimatize themselves as being a "pro"
or someone "in the know"
during mindless banter with strangers. it's all about boosting their own shallow egos at the expense of their patient's privacy, which seems to matter little to them. this is really the height of professional misconduct.
let them get themselves fired
afterward, your institution will probably smarten up and become very computer aware. you'll then find that facebook will be blocked from your institution, and new employees will be warned that any patient information found on fb, even if posted on personal time from a personal computer, will likely cost them their job. further, if a patient sues, the hospital will be legally forced to divulge and surrender all that they know, and the patient can then sue the individual nurses.
risking a license, profession ethics, and personal livelihood, all for the sake of a little gossip
? lol... i mean, get a life! that is so childish that those people, nurses or not, really deserve to be fired. frankly, imho, anyone that
immature really shouldn't be allowed in nursing in the first place...
Quote from batmik
no that is not correct.
even talking about a difficult shift, or short staffing can be grounds for termination if it harms the reputation of the place you work at...
if you're not
talking about a patient, then there is no hipaa violation. discussion about your employer falls strictly under freedom of speech constitutional guarantees
, unless you previously signed a nondisclosure agreement with your employer.