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, EMT's & 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?