Nursing Student Blog Lawsuit - page 19

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  1. by   ghillbert
    She even says about a patient, "I looked at her with great disdain" .... nice.

    She is 27 years old, a mother and a veteran. She should know better than to spew her abhorrent opinions online in a public forum.

    I hope she never graduates nursing - the profession doesn't need people like her.
  2. by   1960Spinner
    I thoroughly read the article. Nowhere in the article does it say who first noticed the posting. The article did say that the mother she was supposed to care for was someone that she knew and worked with. People I know, know I have a myspace page and often look at it. How are we to know that it wasn't the mother who noticed the post about the delivery of her child and reported it to the school?

    We are told on a daily basis that we must always be cautious about the things we say about patients because we do not know who may be listening.

    I do believe in our right to freedom of speech, however, I'll be damned if I am going to lose my license after working too long and too hard in order to obtain it, simply because I felt the need to exercise that right.

    After viewing her web posting, I definitely believe, now, that there is a difference in "freedom of speech" and "inciting to riot". :angryfire
  3. by   genabrie
    I have a 12 year old, and I have already warned her to be careful what she posts. I think most employers these days google a potential employee to find out what they can before hiring them. My daughter says that in our country you have freedom of speech.... which is true, but you are also held accountable for what you say.... and your posts don't mature even though you might...

    Anyone who has a teen should watch their kids facebook, my space or whatever pages. I have a friend whose son (who was an honor sudent) posted a picture of him smoking pot on his myspace page. She wouldn't have even known, but her son was one of my "friends" and I got the update. I called her immediately!!! Once a picture is out there it is hard to recall...
  4. by   rockenmomRN
    You guys I I'm pretty conservative myself and i think the school went way to far. she made gerneralizations and we ALL do that. Do not nursing instructors say "I had a patient once that..." I think they wanted to get rid of her for a while and this was the 'perfect' chance for them. She sounds like a 'rough' girl but she's has the right to her opinion as long as she doesn't make any threats to hurt anyone or herself. I may not agree with her vocabulary but I don't see where she violated HIPPA. If her description of the birth was a violation then everyone who has ever described how their night/day went was a violation and should be punished.

    In the end she even insulted herself by saying she hadn't learned anything and actually wanted another 'creep' herself.
  5. by   cardiacRN2006
    Umm. You must not understand Hippa very well then. And you must not have read all the threads because it's been covered how the violation happened. Many times, actually.

    And when we vent, or blow off steam, we don't do it publically. She is getting, and will continue to get, what she deserves. She's made her bed. Hope she likes it.
  6. by   Anxious Patient
    Quote from rockenmomRN
    I may not agree with her vocabulary but I don't see where she violated HIPPA
    She brought a camera in with her.
    Last Friday I armed myself with a camera, and journeyed to the assigned hospital, where I met my wonderful lady, getting ready to pop. Since it was her third kid, everyone expected her to shoot it out within 30 minutes. She was already getting induced by elephantine dose of Oxytocin (Mmmm, Oxytocin!)

    I took my camera, put it on "Rec" and assumed the position (between her legs).
    I don't know why this isn't an issue. Just a few days ago 4 people were fired from a Tucson hospital for taking photos of a patient.
    Last edit by Anxious Patient on May 2, '09
  7. by   caliotter3
    I went to school with an individual who left the program with some less than desirable incidents associated with her departure. She applied to programs in the area and not one school would accept her, despite her above average academic record. I don't know if she ever became a nurse.
  8. by   cardiacRN2006
    You should check out her name (if you remember it) on your state board website...
  9. by   libnat
    Don't see nothing on her there.
  10. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from libnat
    Don't see nothing on her there.

    We weren't talking about Nina here libnat.
  11. by   libnat
    Ahh her person, she also could have gone to be a nurse in another state so that wont exactly tell you for sure.
  12. by   cardiacRN2006
    Yeah, I'm aware of that.
  13. by   Multicollinearity
    I'm trying to think of the best way to say this: I think we have a problem with some people of sub-optimal morals and ethics choosing nursing as a profession. It's not just "a job." It is a profession and requires a certain level of ethical and moral conduct that seems to be lost on some.

    The previous link about 4 staff members being fired for taking a photo of a patient brings this to mind, too.