My boss today requested that a new volunteer with zero background in the medical field sit in on an individual patient visit with me to get a better understanding of what our agency provides. I disapprove completely with this request and believe that having a volunteer sit in on a visit even if the patient agrees to it - is wrong and has no benefits for the patient. I would like to get others opinions on this matter. I looked up Hippa regulations and can't seem to pin point anything specific in regards to non medical personal observing medical visits esp. volunteers. In my opinion it makes no sense to have a person observe a visit unless they are a new employee who is in training for a similar position. I am going to discuss my unhappiness with my boss, but I was hoping to find some concrete rulings favoring my believes prior.
Thanks for listening to me vent