well, let's examine this......
i see that you do not live in the usa so you are probably not in tune to the legal ramifications of this....but can you spell litigation?...unfortunately here in america we have to watch out for every little detail. this country is law suit oriented and one little thing could spark a big issue. even if this did not lead to anything, it still appears as if this nurse never laid eyes on these patients all shift.
that would be the case i would bet any defense counsel would make..and win--had any little thing gone wrong with any one of those patients," well how do you know your pt was breathing at midnight, you photocopied those notes for everone???." as said in court.
the nurse manager is aware of this fact and that is why she/he is so upset. frankly, i am surprised this nurse did not lose this job. plus, i am pretty sure it is a blatent violation of the hospital policy. i think you could search all day , no where would you find that it is ok to photocopy notes and sign them.
sorry, i can't get around this one.
the diva.....who is not a hypocrite and who has never photocopied notes!