I hope it was okay to register here as I am not a nurse however I am familiar with medical terminology
because I was previously interested in the field. I suffer from depression and was recently hospitalized at a psych hospital to get my meds back on track. It wasn't a big deal, I was in and out within a week.
Anyway, I had really good rapport with one of the nurses. He was actually the only one who I felt did his job well and knew what he was doing. Well after he gave me my meds and we chatted for a bit (the usual how are you sleeping, any thoughts of harming yourself etc.) I went back up to the nurse's station to ask for water and he was turned the other way...looking at his phone-he had pulled up my Facebook page and was going though my pics! I was shocked of course but I tried to act like I didn't notice. When he saw me he put the phone in his pocket really fast.
It doesn't bother me, but I'm genuinely curious-is it a HIPAA violation for a nurse to simply look at a patient's FB-or only f they add them?
Thanks in advance and again I hope it's okay for me to be here.