I'm seeing a lot of unprofessional posting here related to venting about patients I'm seeing a lot of unprofessional posting here related to venting about patients - pg.4 | allnurses

I'm seeing a lot of unprofessional posting here related to venting about patients - page 4

Hi, I'm just a newbie here but I have to comment on what I'm seeing here. Specifically nurses sharing their stories of their interactions with difficult patients. Surely it is unprofessional to... Read More

  1. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
    #39 1
    As long as you don't state the patient's name, your name or the name of the hospital, it's pretty much impossible to violate HIPAA. Without those identifiers, we might as well be discussing some made up, hypothetical patient. More importantly, even if some pt somehow found this site and recognized himself from the description and THEN somehow deduced the identity of the nurse posting it, he *still* would have no legal leg to stand on. You (the poster) would still be safe.
  2. Visit  RNJill profile page
    #40 3
    Ummm, maybe you should get a little more experience before nitpicking about something like this. It is natural to want to vent about work, and especially in a field like nursing (which can be filled with some bizarre/gross/crazy stuff), who else but fellow nurses are you really going to vent to? I can assure you that most other people don't want to hear some of it. So, that being said, what is wrong with people venting a little on here? As long as you don't post large amounts of identifying info, it is therapeutic and can ultimately bring some much needed humor to a situation.

    Please relax and stop trying to guilt others into painting a sunshine-and-roses picture of nursing ON A WEBSITE, for crying out loud!
  3. Visit  beckyboo1 profile page
    #41 3
    If you check the OP"s other posts, many could be called controversial.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jan 18, '13
  4. Visit  wooh profile page
    Why do nursing students always eat the old nurses? I'm tired of being bullied by students yelling at me for being unprofessional!!!!
  5. Visit  nursel56 profile page
    #43 2
    Quote from psu_213
    This just made me chuckle. What about doggie HIPAA???
    I was going to use the more generic "pet", or "animal" but then I thought when was the last time I heard about a cat or a bird sinking it's teeth/beak into the mailperson's ankle?

    On another note it would be nice to have the OP respond - to their 5 pages of replies . . .
  6. Visit  wooh profile page
    Quote from nursel56
    On another note it would be nice to have the OP respond - to their 5 pages of replies . . .
    Wouldn't his reply violate HIPAA?

    Poo, did I just violate HIPAA by quoting you?

    I said, "Poo." That was unprofessional of me, huh?
  7. Visit  nursel56 profile page
    #45 6
    Quote from wooh

    I said, "Poo." That was unprofessional of me, huh?
    To be on the safe side -- best to use official graphic representation of same. oop:
  8. Visit  SaoirseRN profile page
    #46 1
    Quote from nursel56

    On another note it would be nice to have the OP respond - to their 5 pages of replies . . .
    OP responded once, quoting my original reply (page one) and was still online when I offered another comment, but did not respond to that one.
  9. Visit  Hygiene Queen profile page
    #47 6
    If someone posts with too much revealing information, that is on them.

    Vent responsibly, folks and vent away...

    You just wait, newbies, your time's a-comin'.
  10. Visit  Glycerine82 profile page
    #48 2
    Quote from wooh
    Wouldn't his reply violate HIPAA?

    Poo, did I just violate HIPAA by quoting you?

    I said, "Poo." That was unprofessional of me, huh?
    I feel violated. I think I need therapy now. :-/.

    "No day but today"
  11. Visit  coast2coast profile page
    #49 9
    Well I consider it the height of unprofessionalism to post false information about vaccination and public health, but that doesn't seem to have slowed YOU down, OP. .................................................. .................................................. ................................................ One of the most offensive things a nursing instructor ever said to me as a student was "You need to learn your place." How dare she! Looking back on it, I realize she was trying to teach me how to not embarrass myself when amongst professionals..................................... .................................................. .................................................. ...........................It would be very much to your benefit to learn your place, OP.
    Last edit by coast2coast on Jan 17, '13 : Reason: paragraphs, where are my paragraphs?!
  12. Visit  netglow profile page
    #50 3
    there are a few newbie problem children as of late. But, some of them do change once they get good and scared.

    We all can guarantee that this will be nursing's gift for the little chicklets - a come to Jesus moment in their futures. So they might change at some point.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jan 18, '13
  13. Visit  kayytaa profile page
    #51 4
    New member here. OP is obviously trying to stir up some drama so I won't even comment on that. I'm a little disheartened by the comments about students, just as I would be about blanket statements about nurses. This is ONE student. Perhaps generalizing is where more drama and feelings get hurt.

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