HIPAA violation wanted more responses - page 2

Just recently my friend and recovering narcotics abuser (ONLY used 90 days) had to be hospitalized for emergency surgery at the same hospital she was terminated from last fall. After 2 days on her... Read More

  1. by   wubbzy
    I'm not sure I would have wanted to stay at that particular hospital under those circumstances. However, that was her choice, she was still a patient there and deserved the best treatment just as much as any other other patient there. The other nurses and managers are still liable to care for her in a caring and professional manner, not make biased, judgemental issues of the matter and move her all over the place because they were uncomfortable. It is not above them to provide care for ANY patient. I would run this by an attorney and report to the BON.
  2. by   pollyanna83
    I think I said in the original post that is exactly what I told her. I never asked for any advise to give her. I was venting. Please reread the original post.
  3. by   sjt9721
    So now you've vented about the situation. If you're looking for empathy or support, you should watch the tone of your typing. All your posts border on being downright rude. (You catch more flies with honey...)

    I hope your friend recovers. She is lucky to have a friend so concerned about her.
  4. by   pollyanna83
    Got pretty much what I wanted to know. Good attorneys often use test trials. They also play devils advocate. Thanks!!!!
  5. by   FireStarterRN
    This whole thread seems a little bit too specific, actually.
  6. by   Smackdown
    Every thread and post ever started by pollyanna has been about this same "friend", with extremely detailed information being given out about this "friend" .......VERY CREEPY.

    Either you have an obsession with her or you ARE her. Either way, it's creepy.
  7. by   LilPeonNo1
    There is no HIPPA violation from what you have posted here. It sounds more like the NM wanted to avoid the appearance of a violation, by removing her from the floor to another unit. Whether it is in the same building or not. Perhaps it was poor judgement on the NM's part to go to the patient directly. A SW or someone from the administrative offices would probably have been a better choice. But, removing a patient from one floor to another or adjunct building is not necessarily up to the patient, nor the physician. No hospital "reserves" you a special room unless your some kind of celebrity. And, the hospital has the right to look out for its own best interests. Just like you, me and every other nurse out there, the name of the game is CYA! If an investigation is still pending, there is obviously the opportunity for further legal problems to occur over the situation. I don't blame the hospital for looking out for itself. Without knowing the circumstances surrounding the termination, and not being directly involved, noone, apart from the person fired, could possibly know all the facts about the termination. You may even feel your friend has shared the entire truth about the situation, or you may believe you know what happened from things you saw, but there may be other things about what happenned that you aren't aware of, so before you judge the NM or the hospital for their actions, make sure you have all the facts.
  8. by   XB9S
    Quote from pollyanna83
    Got pretty much what I wanted to know. Good attorneys often use test trials. They also play devils advocate. Thanks!!!!
    As you have got what you wanted to know and to prevent this thread deteriorating into a flame war I am going to close it.

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