Nursing Student Blog Lawsuit - page 3

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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."
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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.
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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
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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.
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    Quote from libnat
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    There's quite a bit more in Yoder's myspace entry than what is quoted here.
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    I quoted from what was in the article I posted. I didn't check her blog.
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    Quote from SharonH, RN
    Right. I understand that, I guess I didn't get my point across.
    Maybe I misunderstood. I think in any case the HIPAA issue will be what nails her.
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    Quote from multicollinearity
    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. Are you a nurse or nursing student?

    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.

    Additionally, anyone who knows Mrs. Smith who is 31, and has a degree in psychology, and whose husband left her for another woman after 6 years of marriage and who got sick after she went home to Louisville to visit her mother didn't really go into the hospital because she had a stomach virus but for attempted suicide.
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    Quote from libnat
    I quoted from what was in the article I posted. I didn't check her blog.
    Well go to myspace and look it up. I think you'll see what I'm talking about.

    To the other person who asked how to find it - just go to myspace.com and search "Nina Yoder" under the people tab. You'll see a Nina Yoder in Kentucky. Then click on her journal entry "How I Witnessed the Miracle of Life." I don't have a myspace account, and I could see it just fine.
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    Yes, she has the First Amendment right to say what she did, after all this isn't a police state (yet). However, I think she does violate the nursing school's code of conduct, and certainly HIPAA. In fact, her judgement is so poor that she didn't remove her MySpace page (or made it private, if that's possible) even after she was dismissed - or at least deleted the controversial entry/entries!

    She may have the right to write anything she wants... but I sure wouldn't want someone like her (prejudiced, etc.) as my nurse, or that of one of my family members.

    DeLana
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