Quote from imperial
I just heard from a few patients giving information regarding the consent the signed for the ultracare open house. They have told me that information is related to them signing a waiver saying that FMC can, at any time/place, use them for advertising purposes... using their name, picture and taped voice. It also further states that the person who signed the consent can not sue FMC and will NOT receive any money from any advertising, etc. I am wondering how many patients actually read this release for open house, etc and it they truly understand that their name MIGHT BE used in public for advertising? I know, not only from person experience as a nurse, but now, that often many staff will just say to the patient..'here is a paper to sign giving consent for the open house;'...............now,, what are your thoughts on this...
ok.. imperial.. trying to be civil here.. but once again you're doing the " often many staff will blah, blah, blah..."
PLEASE try to refrain from this or try wording your questions differently.. you simply do not get it how offensive this is to us !
Actually, our clinical mgr. is the one responsible for informing the patients of open house, and all that might take place. She is more than professional in carrying out ALL her duties, including making patients aware of ALL privacy concerns.
Not only that, but it is also the PATIENT'S responsibility to read the information and to take an interest in what they are reading. Please remember that PATIENTS must ALSO take part in their care and those things surrounding such care.. as a matter of fact, it is in their contract to do so.
While I am opposed to theis "open house" marketing nonsense, it is in fact, no different than what other corporations or hospitals do, and write up in their info statements.. I have seen this before at various places.. about authorizing use of pictures, etc. for advertising purposes. It's to inform the people involved in advance that photos MIGHT be taken and to protect themselves form later lawsuits.
So basically, the patients should read the information well, and then they have a choice as to whether they agree or not. If not, they can choose to refuse to be photographed or "interviewed". It's really quite simple.
I'm not thrilled about this silly open house, but the patients ARE being informed, and it is up to the patient and/or their family or advocate to do their part in understanding the information being given them. This should not be unloaded on the nurses or staff.