I picked the 'let it go' option because 99% of the time, it is things like sneaking a peek at the cell phone at the front desk, snarfing a donut outside the staff room, or talking a bit loudly using a patient's first name. The latter is easy to deal with, bug your eyes out at the nurse and put your finger to your lips. There isn't a nurse alive who doesn't understand HIPAA, and a yearly computer competency that doesn't make us "promise" to tattle on someone. A brand new staff might need the mini lecture but after that, NO ONE does. I don't lecture people, I assume they are adults.
One of my difficult co-workers anointed herself as the unit cop when it came to various, common 'no nos' like cell phones. She used to drive herself crazy. She payed more attention to the conduct of the staff than to her patient care, writing loooong emails to the manager, making series of phone calls up the chain of command to complain about the tone of voice of the Blood Bank personell, etc. I wondered if she took these incidences personally, as suddenly they were her petard for the night. Like Sue checked her cell phone AT this nurse. Honestly, our staff was excellent, had high personal standards for all aspects of good care, AND sat in patient's rooms to shout at the Seahawk's game along with the family. And devoured a bag of cookies at the nurse's station, AND got a bit loud discussing a patient's foley in the hallway.
Maybe my amygdala is just turned way down, and some folks have it turned way up? I tolerate the tattle tales along with the cell phone peekers and cookie crammers