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It might be easier to discuss what I know about HIPPA. I am a nursing student to begin with. From what I've learned is that sharing patient information with those who are not directly involved with... Read More

  1. Visit  cdthorste profile page
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    Geez Louise. Another student called you up, said "everyone is talking about you," then ratted you out to the school?

    while I agree that the post was inappropriate, it sounds like the other students are nurse-bullies in the making. If it had been a crime, if a patient had been endangered, or some other type of imminent threat, then I would have definitely reported that to my superiors. But if it's something that's just lacking taste or professionalism, the tattling approach is uncalled for.
  2. Visit  JustBeachyNurse profile page
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    Quote from cdthorste
    Geez Louise. Another student called you up, said "everyone is talking about you," then ratted you out to the school?

    while I agree that the post was inappropriate, it sounds like the other students are nurse-bullies in the making. If it had been a crime, if a patient had been endangered, or some other type of imminent threat, then I would have definitely reported that to my superiors. But if it's something that's just lacking taste or professionalism, the tattling approach is uncalled for.
    I think after 2 1/2 years the scenario is likely resolved. Unethical and distasteful post? Yes. But unless she posted and tagged the facility (and many do sadly) not HIPAA. We will never know the resolution as the OP has not returned since February 2013.
  3. Visit  klone profile page
    #54 1
    <------- It's a zombie emoji!
  4. Visit  hppygr8ful profile page
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    The facility where I currently work at has very strict rules about posting to social media - I am sure your school has these type of policies as well. It's best to keep social media for communication of non-essential fun stuff, family contact etc ------once something is on the internet it is always there weather you think it's private of not. Just don't do it.

    It sounds as if you will face some consequences from this - as others have said here when you have your meeting take complete ownership of the event and circumstances, tell how you realize now how wrong it was and what you have learned from this experience and that if you are allowed to continue with the program you will never do it again.

    Good luck to you

    Hppy
  5. Visit  JustBeachyNurse profile page
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    Quote from hppygr8ful
    The facility where I currently work at has very strict rules about posting to social media - I am sure your school has these type of policies as well. It's best to keep social media for communication of non-essential fun stuff, family contact etc ------once something is on the internet it is always there weather you think it's private of not. Just don't do it.

    It sounds as if you will face some consequences from this - as others have said here when you have your meeting take complete ownership of the event and circumstances, tell how you realize now how wrong it was and what you have learned from this experience and that if you are allowed to continue with the program you will never do it again.

    Good luck to you

    Hppy
    She may have even graduated by now as the OP was last here 2.5 years ago! I'm guessing the issues& concerns have been resolved for quite some time now
  6. Visit  TheGooch profile page
    #57 1
    Nothing like reviving a 2 year old thread,. lol.
  7. Visit  SororAKS profile page
    #58 0
    LOL yes it's an old thread. Maybe someone else will read it and benefit?

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    I don't see the HIPPA violation, either.

    In the future, though, I think I'd be careful to keep it off FB, Twitter, or similar. People are so polarized and ready to jump on every living thing.

    You've done what you can to rectify the mistake. Consider it a good lesson, move on, take the time to double check the HIPPA rules, and don't continue to punish yourself.

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