Quote from ruthalittle
i don't even know the best way to begin this. it is without a doubt the most bizarre nursing related thing i've ever heard.
i have a "liked" face book page to a native american page. the page generally consists of updates on the tribe that my father & grandparents were members of. well, yesterday there was quite a bit more. initially i thought it must be a hoax. i couldn't imagine any nurse creating a face book page titled "did you know this alcoholic indian?" i spent hours looking up more information on it, & it appears to be true. the page has since been deleted by face book, but pages were copied by by an activist group, & the city of chicago fire department was contacted & responded. (it appears that most of the nurses, emts & paramedics commenting on the page were not employed by the city of chicago).
the nurse who created the page posted photos of the patient, some while he was apparently in the hospital. also, questions were asked (the page was public) including "what was the strangest place you saw him?"
so, nurses who've been employed in just about any area of nursing for longer than a year must have been through a state survey, where hippa is a big part of the survey. every time with only 1 exception, was, well, "red alert! all shields up!" with all of the managers freaking out & getting underfoot.. if you've been through it you know what i'm talking about.
this man has since passed away. apparently the nurse who created the page responded to one of the activists that she lived in a country where her freedom of speech was protected. that, i haven't been able to verify.
i'm absolutely flummoxed by this. any thoughts on ramifications for doing this?
first and i just can't help myself. it's hipaa not hippa......there i feel better.
i sit here an i shake my head in disbelief. i cannot believe that anyone in their right mind would think this is ok. this was a couple of years ago i thought......the patient died in 2006 and the page occurred after his death. i am ever baffled that anyone in their right mind find this stuff of. the "anonymous" nature of the internet is clouding our sense of right and wrong and replacing just plain common courtesy and common sense.
it just flat out baffles me.
this particular area had a rash of issues at that time......i heard many we disciplined. some had their licenses suspended. many lost their jobs. i know fines were paid for violations but how much i am not sure. how reliable this is i have no idea i still talk to friends back in chicago. i know at the time they were claiming that because the patient was deceased there was no violation which is hogwash.
let me google that for you
( i use this as an engine...it's funnya s heck and give great results.)
chicago indymedia: chicago's staff infection
[color=#ee0505]rescue workers of city of chicago on facebook involved 600
these people are professionals - natives against racism
anyone participating if found guilty would be subject to loss of licensure, fines and prosecution.....let alone the civil trial for damages.
hipaa home study ce-what rns need to know - part one
hipaa home study ce-what rns need to know - part two
courtesy of herring rn......ceus expired but it is very informative.
just as unbelievable the second time i heard thia as the first ime i heard about this....i am repulsed by their behavior.