Breech of Confidentiality... - page 2

OK. I'm going to make this as vague as possible. Someone claiming to be a relative of mine (but did not mention their name) reported me as a breech of patient confidentiality. I was called... Read More

  1. by   NancyRN
    Heather, my son is just a 2nd year law student, but he always tells me you have to be able to PROVE things. This coward has no proof, your NM has no proof. Forget it.

    Warm thoughts go out to you tonight. I hope you can get away for a few days and relax. You need a little hiatus!
  2. by   zumalong
    ((((Heather)))) my thoughts are with you tonight. What a crap#y thing to do to another person. This type of psycho wants the noteriaty and what pisses them off the most is ignoring them. It sounds like your NM is on the ball and not quick to jump to conclusions.

    I have a turkey left over from Christmas last year---are you interested???? You could pretend it is this person and stuff it real good. (dont forget the end opposite the neck-just shove some spices up there and don't forget to rub the salt in the open wound)

    :kiss :kiss
  3. by   Level2Trauma
    In society, your innocent until proven guilty. In nursing, your guilty until proven innocent!!!
  4. by   nascargirl381
    All I can say is good luck!!!

    Your always told to chart and document everything to protect yourself.

    Who would of thought to watch for nasty, vindictive people that are out to get you, wish I could offer you some great advice, but I am a loss for words.

    Like they say what comes around goes around to bad for that a$$hole.
  5. by   Nurse Ratched
    I am guessing that we are permitted to face our accusers, like anyone else, if there is to be legal action. In the absence of that, any accusations are rumor and innuendo at best, slander at worst.

    Without specifics or a formal complaint (by the supposed "wronged" party, not some anonymous third person) how can your manager even bring something like that up to you?

    I realize you can't talk about the specifics of the situation. I'm sorry you're dealing with this. My thoughts are with you.
  6. by   shay
    Heather, I can guess what and whom it was about. Ugh. What a bee-ach. It's gonna be okay, don't worry.
  7. by   nursegoodguy
    I know who it was... husband of the tire slitter! Somehow you need to cut yourself off from these people alltogether! If you want I'll come to Toledo and Kick his@$$!
  8. by   ERNurse752
    It sounds like if this "person" (and I use the term loosely), doesn't have the goods to actually put it in writing, they're FOS...
    What a @#$#$^&%^$#@!%@*#@%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. by   NurseDennie
    **Holding LasVegasRN's purse**

    When you've finished the whoopa$$, love, be a dear and hold my purse too - I've got some pinches to give out. Bad, hurty, bruisy ones!

    It doesn't sound like, from the little you've said (and that's a GOOD thing, I know) that you're going to have to defend yourself of much of anything.

    Sounds to me like:
    a) SOMEBODY called and said "I'm Heather's Somebody and she said this naughty thing."

    b) You hadn't said the naughty thing

    c) The Somebody wasn't YOUR Somebody and you can prove it.

    A big PITA but it really doesn't sound like anything to worry about. Something to be really, REALLY pi$$ed, but I truly hope that's all!!


  10. by   kelligrl
    You know, you'd think if your NM had any sense she'd realize that if someone won't even leave their name then what they're claiming is probably a load of shyt....I'm sorry this is happening to you...

    If you'd like I'll come over there and poke that chick in the eye repeatedly....
  11. by   l.rae
    Heather, sorry to hear this, but l agree with those here who say,''NO NAME NO PROOF''...My mother was an office manager of a busy county office for years, she always told me if someone came in to her to tattle, she would offer to sit down and mediate between the two, and 99% of the time the thttler didn't want to do this, didn't want the tattlee to know they were complaining, just wanted to stab them in the back anonomously.....too bad more CNM's don't use this tactic.....things will get better...keep us posted..............LR
  12. by   RyanRN
    You know what stinks (and this person probably knows too) your Nurse Manager HAS to check it out, can't just let it go. Even when totally innocent and with proof this, in the very least, has caused you distress, worry and precious time. Being called on the carpet in itself is not a picnic, right or wrong. That may be this persons only tactic. Sucks canal water really.

    Recently had a patient that I worked really hard with for two days to get extubated. When I finally did, she pointed her finger in my face and her first words' - "I'm gonna sue your as s". Nice country we live in, even psych patients want to go the legal-show-me-the-money route. Sorry you've had to deal with this crap.
  13. by   shay
    Originally posted by RyanRN
    Recently had a patient that I worked really hard with for two days to get extubated. When I finally did, she pointed her finger in my face and her first words' - "I'm gonna sue your as s".
    And people WONDER why there's a shortage........nice, real nice. Geez.