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Is the daughter an adult or a child? If she's an adult, is she mentally competent? If she's mentally competent, has she agreed to have her family involved in her care?
It seems like a minor thing, but there are patients who do not want their families to know ANYTHING.
I have to agree with toomuchbaloney. It is not a violation to tell the patient's visiting child that it is standard hospital policy to screen patients for MRSA and keep them on contact precautions until proven otherwise. This shows that every patient is treated the same and makes the hospital norm no big secret. It would be a violation for the nurse to declare that the patient is on contact precautions due to MRSA to anyone who does not need to know or is not on the patient's disclosure list.