Nursing Student Blog Lawsuit - page 2

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  1. Visit  Atheos profile page
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    Quote from greenbeanio
    Any guesses as to who she's talking about here?

    Feeling as she does, do you really think she could go on to give truly compassionate care to those she views as subhuman?
    Well, that's kind of irrelevant. You can't hold someone's view against them. Well you can in your head and with your mouth but we do have the freedom of speech.

    She also served and did her part to defend that right.

    By the way. She's talking about people that look like me... But... Hey... It's the FIRST amendment for a reason...
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  3. Visit  Multicollinearity profile page
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    Quote from libnat
    creative use of language, she was an army medic so probably has a track record of giving care to all kinds of people.
    I don't care about how "creative" she is. She has a right to her opinions and she can state these opinions however she wishes on her myspace page. She crossed the line from free speech to violating her school's policy when she posted the diatribe about an identifiable patient.
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  4. Visit  SharonH, RN profile page
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    According to the U of L honor code which she was required to sign she promised to "adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, accountability, confidentiality, and professionalism, in all my written work, spoken words, actions and interactions with patients, families, peers and faculty".

    In her written words she makes racist comments and observations and clearly has contempt for darn near everybody. Racism and contempt do not equal integrity or professionalism. Of course her views can be found in practicing nurses all over the country but at least they were smart enough to keep it secret until they were safe.
  5. Visit  Atheos profile page
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    Quote from sharonh, rn
    according to the u of l honor code which she signed she was required to sign she promised to "adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, accountability, confidentiality, and professionalism, in all my written work, spoken words, actions and interactions with patients, families, peers and faculty".

    in her written words she makes racist comments and observations and clearly has contempt for darn near everybody. racism and contempt do not equal integrity or professionalism. of course her views can be found in practicing nurses all over the country but at least they were smart enough to keep it secret until they were safe.

    i can already see the argument.

    she wasn't interacting with patients, families, peers or faculty...
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  6. Visit  libnat profile page
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    So identify her patient, can you?

    A women who had a baby and worked in the er. A women I was at a party with got drunk and hit her head. A women on her way to x got into a car wreck.
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    Quote from multicollinearity
    I don't care about how "creative" she is. She has a right to her opinions and she can state these opinions however she wishes on her myspace page. She crossed the line from free speech to violating her school's policy when she posted the diatribe about an identifiable patient.
    Is there a way I can read it if I don't have a myspace page?! TY.
  8. Visit  SharonH, RN profile page
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    Quote from Atheos
    I can already see the argument.

    She WASN'T interacting with patients, families, peers or faculty...

    It's a matter of interpretation so you're right it will be an argument.


    You read in "all my written words in conjuction with my spoken actions, interactions with patients, etc"


    I read in all my written words and in my spoken words and in my actions with patients and in my interactions, etc.

    See?
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  9. Visit  libnat profile page
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    In one of her postings, Yoder describes the birth of a child to a woman whom she'd been assigned to follow as one of her assignments, though she doesn't mention any names.

    After hours of labor and one last push, Yoder wrote, "Out came a wrinkly bluish creature, all Picasso-like and weird, ugly as hell ... screeching and waving its tentacles in the air. Fifteen minutes later, it turned into a pink, itty bitty baby girl."
    ......
  10. Visit  Atheos profile page
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    Quote from SharonH, RN
    It's a matter of interpretation so you're right it will be an argument.


    You read in "all my written words in conjuction with my spoken actions, interactions with patients, etc"


    I read in all my written words and in my spoken words and in my actions with patients and in my interactions, etc.

    See?
    Actually I only read in all my whatever WITHpatients, peers, etc.

    The argument can be made that she technically did NOT perform that action. Though I'm sure the counterclaim will be that by leaving her page open to the public (which is ALWAYS a bad move) and allowing peers to see it she did violate it. Will be interesting in any case to see what happens.
  11. Visit  Multicollinearity profile page
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    Quote from libnat
    So identify her patient, can you?

    A women who had a baby and worked in the er. A women I was at a party with got drunk and hit her head. A women on her way to x got into a car wreck.
    The blog entry described a pregnant woman the student worked with. Anyone who works in that ER now knows exactly who that blog entry was about.

    You don't sound like you understand HIPAA very well.

    On an unrelated note - this student's blog entry exposed the university to civil liability as well. The woman who was violated by this entry now has standing to sue. That's not even to mention the moral/ethical issues.
    Last edit by Multicollinearity on Apr 10, '09
  12. Visit  SharonH, RN profile page
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    Quote from Atheos
    Actually I only read in all my whatever WITHpatients, peers, etc.


    Right. I understand that, I guess I didn't get my point across.
  13. Visit  Multicollinearity profile page
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    Quote from libnat
    ......
    There's quite a bit more in Yoder's myspace entry than what is quoted here.
  14. Visit  libnat profile page
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    I quoted from what was in the article I posted. I didn't check her blog.


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