Breech of Confidentiality... - page 4

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   live4today
    ((((((((HEATHER)))))))) :kiss
    I can't believe this sort of drama has been unfolding with several nurses on this BB in the past month or so! Just goes to show how careful you who are actively working in nursing need to be on this site, or any site. Bless your hard working hearts! Allnurses siblings: PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!! :kiss
  2. by   tigger2sassy
    hold my purse? not on your life it's so big i would use it as a weapon!!!!!!!!! heather , i am sorry you are going through this crap-- nurses don't deserve it-- my thoughts and prayers are with you (((((hugs)))))
  3. by   Q.
    Heather, Heather, Heather.....

    All I can say is what timing. I absolutely have no indication who you are referring to, although now that I think about it I think I might..... but I would assume the same as the others....simply making a complaint without evidence can't really lead to anything ( I would think).

    If you're confident that a breech was not made, then forgettaboutit. I fully agree that you should be able to do something about damages....your reputation professionally, harrassment, etc. Basically, if you have the time and money, find an attorney.

    That is my best advice Heather. Seriously.

  4. by   semstr
    This sucks Heather! But still without proof, nobody is quilty.
    take care, Renee
  5. by   nell

    I don't have a clue what it's about, but I hope it turns out OK.

    I too have had false claims made about me: My very first job back in '77 fired me (I came back from a week off to find my timecard missing...) because of what a porter said I said to a patient. He'd only been on the job a few months before he made the claim and disappeared a few weeks after the claim (just didn't show up one day...) I got a lawyer and was eventually reinstated (like I wanted to work there again? NOT!). What a hassle. I was pretty good-looking back in those days and the only thing I could think of was that I unknowingly rebuffed him...
  6. by   slinkeecat
    Dear Heather!!!!

    I am so sorry that this happened. I really Think you should stick to your guns and demand that the NM let you hear the answering machine message so you can try to determine who your accuser is. Then I would see what legal recourse there is available to you ....One thing is that I would make sure this incident is not in your employee file. Let us know what's up and know that we are your cheerleaders and we care. I wish you love chicky!!!!!!
  7. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Posted by NurseRatchet

    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?
    As for this and Slinky's comment, I think if there is an accusation then there should be an accuser.

    I would not answer any more questions(information gathering) until I knew all the facts.

    One of the facts is the accuser's name. It doesn't have a precedent like rape or sexual abuse to withold the name of the accuser so I shouldn't see the reason for it except to give you as little information as possible.

    They got thier info last time. this time you get what you want first.

    Of course, you can always contact the constable if you need him to keep an ear to the rail.
  8. by   kaycee
    Heather, I agree with everybody. Sorry you have to even waste your time with this. BUT if the person doesn't have enough balls to leave their name then this complaint cannot be valid in anybody's eyes. I wouldn't worry about it.
    I'll give you lots of hugs anyway!!
  9. by   shygirl

    What proof does this person (your boss) have. I mean they made you go in the office and said "So and So said this?"or "So and So said that?" What kind of a relative is this? Obviously someone who is jealous of you or just a mean BI***!

    Sorry, could be mean BAS****.

    Anyway I hope you are starting to feel a little better about everything. What is happening? "Deny everything"

    Good Luck,
    One of your biggest fans , Shygirl
    Last edit by shygirl on Jul 27, '02
  10. by   fiestynurse
    My response: "So what, sue me"
  11. by   Rustyhammer
    Forget about this whole thing and come over, have a few margaritas and then we can make out!
    It'll blow over hon.
  12. by   Foxfire
    You obviously must've really pissed someone off.
  13. by   l.rae
    Heather, l'm not much good a kickin' a$$, but l will hold Guiseppi's and Rusty's purses while they ........whoops, l wasn't supposed to tell....sorry.........LR