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  • 12

    Yes. That's a HIPAA violation. [emoji23]

  • 10

    No, you cannot refuse care because you can't stand the guy. There are going to be many patients you can't stand.
    There is no picking and choosing who you take care of.

  • 9

    QUOTE= Heathermaizey; What??? This makes no sense at all. HIPAA is pretty simple and clear cut. You can not talk about patients at all. There you go.


    If one could not talk about a "patient at all," then there would be NO medical books to learn from, NO case studies, No way to gather scientific-based evidence because discussing anything would be a HIPAA violation. It's about the identity of a person not a patients sickness. They just can not be tied together.

    Here is a example of how one can discuss a patient. No date and time, no names, don't identify the location. Don't talk as this was your patient. I've gone to many seminars. The opening sentence starts off by the Provider or Speaker stating: A patient presented, etc. and continues to expose every single detail without it being a HIPAA violation.

  • 9

    Occasionally a special nurse comes along who thinks they shouldn't have any difficult patients ...but it's not fair that the other staff get more than their fair share of difficult patients so that the special nurse has none.

  • 9

    I guess I have a hard time understanding people who come into nursing not knowing they will deal with ALL kinds in their career. And that whole "sincerely held belief thing"???? They should stick it. Why be a nurse if you are going to have "sincerely held beliefs" that prevent you from sharing the load?

    NO ONE likes to deal with creepy, manipulative people. In the hospital, we shared the wealth and if they were there multiple days, multiple nurses cared for them. They are exhausting and distracting and everyone should share the load.

  • 8

    Quote from NurseRatchedTheBest
    this is all hypothetical. my point is to see where hipaa starts and where it ends for the casual nurse. With social media, texts, pictures etc etc that never go away that can come back YEARS later we now live in a federal nightmare. If Jay Z comes to burger king I can tweet the world the he ordered a hot dog. But if I (THE NURSE) tweet Jay Z is at the hospital and I work there is that a violation? Is it a violation if someone tweeted that and they were in the waiting room at the time and saw him walk in?
    Do you have a HIPAA compliance officer at your place of employment? That would be the perfect place to pose your scenarios & ask your questions in order to make sure that you're receiving correct information. I don't know about you, but to me, HIPAA compliance is too important to trust an Internet forum for answers.


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