I've been a nurse for 6 years and never had a breech that I know of. I always try to be extra careful. I work as a home health nurse and we regularly keep each other up to date on patients in our area as we all can cover each patient in our designated area. One of our patients was our property manager and was with us several months ago. I never saw her and never talked to her at that time. Today and I saw her and said, "oh, I saw you were on with our company." other than that she divulged what she had done and how she was doing etc etc. A friend of our family was in the room at the time. I didnt say anything about her health status and just nodded my head as she told me how she was doing but of course I worry about hippa because its still all fuzzy to me. Did I violate?
Jan 23, '13
by Altra, BSN, RN
You asked whether your comment violated that person's HIPAA rights - and you've received responses.
Last edit by Altra on Jan 25, '13
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I think you did violate thier privacy, whether you were trying to be mean is not the point. In this case she did not seem to mind that you and the other person knew, however that will not always be.
You were talking to her as a friend and brought up privileged information, in front of someone else. I would have been very embarrassed and felt betrayed by you and the company.
Last edit by Daisy_08 on Jan 24, '13
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