Seems to me the biggest mistake she made was to post under her own name and include her location and university affiliation. Most (though not all) of the examples of patient confidentiality violation BBFRN posted were only identifiable because she gave a date ("last night") and because her location was known, and that assumes she didn't change any of those (I usually change time frames, move the age a little, sometimes change gender etc when writing about patients).
Yoder may have had no sympathy for her suicidal patient but the way she describes she was supportive to the patient's face. God knows I've been pleasant on the outside while on the inside I'm screaming at the patinet to shut up, or stop being such a drama queen, or not complain about something self inflicted. I don't think that makes me a bad nurse.
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I found her page. She's a lousy, disjointed writer, she has unintelligent racist material there, and her site makes me totally unsympathetic to her.
True, but I know any number of nurses who write poorly, who are unintelligent and have biases across a range of topics - doesn't necessarily make them bad nurses, either.
On the baby/birth front - labour does
take forever, vaginally delivered babies do
look misshapen and (often) blue
nd unattractive. She went on to say "fifteen minutes later, it turned into a pink, itty bitty baby girl" not "and therefore she ought to die."
There's fortunately no rule that says we have to like all our patients, respect all our patients, or say only nice things about our patients. I know some members of this group, in other contexts, have expressed distress that some of us have patients we don't like, don't respect, and say nasty things about but I don't recall any of them saying this meant we shouldn't be registered.
I agree with posters who think Yoder's immature and didn't think things through but I don't think that's reason enough to stall her career. The potential confidentiality issues are another matter, though I think the case for the birth breach is weak - what confidential information was revealed? She didn't say the woman had had sever terminations, the child wasn't the father's, the delivery was by c-section because of her HIV status...