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Nursing student expelled for Facebook photo/judge reverses dismissal

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Fly Guy JB has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency, Critical Care, Pre-Hospital,.

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yetanotheramanda specializes in neurotrauma ICU.

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unless the school can pull out some written rule about no pictures at clinical sites, I don't think they have a leg to stand on.

impactednurse.com has a great response to this controversey. (If you haven't read My Stroke of Insight you are missing out on a great read)

http://www.impactednurse.com/?p=2510

Ironically, there is a facebook page supporting this student. haha.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/I-Dont-Care-if-You-Photograph-My-Placenta-Support-for-Doyle-Byrnes/131587786903485

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Some of those nursing profs need to seriously get a life.

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

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Multiple threads merged.

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I think that it's absolutely ridiculous that these students were expelled after asking if taking pictures was okay, not being told no, and then being told they weren't in trouble. IMO, that is a complete overreaction by the school!

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2ndyearstudent is a CNA and specializes in CNA.

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I just don't see the big deal. I can totally see myself and my fellow students taking the same picture if our instructor didn't tell us not to. Is the instructor losing her job until the fall?

I would hope that this story and thread at least inform students that taking pictures of donated human tissue is definitely NOT COOL.

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2ndyearstudent is a CNA and specializes in CNA.

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I had a nursing instructor in school that pulled out a placenta to show us. Should she be fired for trying to teach something?

This one is kind of a head-slapper. Could you expand on your point a little bit because as it stands it appears completely non-related to the current discussion.

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Haven't read the whole thread, but people just plain old need to be careful what they post on Facebook.

One of my Facebook friends, a former classmate, just posted some really goofy pictures that were taken at a NYE party. My concern with these pictures is that she has two young children and is preparing to divorce her husband. :eek: Not my problem, I know.

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Now that the threads are merged....I just want to mention again:

This has almost nothing to do with Facebook!

4 students took pictures, 1 student was reported to have posted the pic taken of her on Facebook, 4 students were expelled.

If there's a technology that folks should be cautioning about from this example...it's digital cameras! But, we know that there's not a lot of concern about the "dangers of digital cameras" so Facebook makes a better headline.

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Hmm. If they amputate my arm, I would be pretty upset with some student standing there posing with it publicly. After all, it is still my arm until they incinerate it? Did she get permission from the Mom to photograph that body part? Since when is it OK to use a camera like that in clinicals or even the healthcare environment? I find it pretty offensive that someone would pose with it like it is a trophy or something.

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PacoUSA has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in PCU / Telemetry.

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The problem is NOT posting on Facebook, the problem is the PERSON who does not know how to lockdown their profile enough to only allow certain people to view what is posted within. If your photos are accessible by anyone that can search out your profile, there lies the problem. And if you have friends that will stab you in the back and share these photos with the wrong people, then you need to re-evaluate who you allow on your friends list. There are ways to just block your pics to be viewed by certain people and there are ways to block your friends from sharing pics with people who are not your friends.

I have an album with crazy party pics on Facebook which my work friends are specifically blocked from viewing. It can be done. So I have no pity really for any of these people who get caught with certain pics posted on their accounts. You can either not post them or use privacy settings wisely, period.

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lifelearningrn has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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Hmm. If they amputate my arm, I would be pretty upset with some student standing there posing with it publicly. After all, it is still my arm until they incinerate it? Did she get permission from the Mom to photograph that body part? Since when is it OK to use a camera like that in clinicals or even the healthcare environment? I find it pretty offensive that someone would pose with it like it is a trophy or something.

A placenta is not an amputated body part. It's an organ expelled from the body once a woman gives birth. I honestly couldn't care less if mine was used. Especially if I donated it for students to study. I'd feel the same way if my appendix had to be removed, or my gall bladder, or even a kidney for that matter.

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RNOTODAY has 18 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU, ER, OR.

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I gree, I know it seems petty , but she was 100 percent wrong to post that picture. This was a human placenta, and was trusted to an upcoming PROFESSIONAL . She was in school, not vacation. and it was innapropriate to tAKE AND THEN POST THAT PIC ON fb OF ALL PLACES.

A nurse i used to work with in the OR, took a pic of the docs and tech while they were doing a case, the docs waved and smiled and everything. The patient was obviously draped and couldnt be identified. She was fired by the end of the day when management got wind of it. and she never posted it anywhere. we as medical professionals are trained and entrusted with information, sites, that the regular public is not privy too, for good reason. we shouldnt put those things on display.its disrespectful.

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