Midwestgal1

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  1. Privacy Issue: Would Appreciate Your Input!

    Exactly! Thank you :).
  2. Privacy Issue: Would Appreciate Your Input!

    thanks, I was wondering if my being with the family member (as a supportive staff member) while they spoke, and my listening and reflecting with them on the situation about the patient (while those other visitors likely heard) makes me in violation o...
  3. Privacy Issue: Would Appreciate Your Input!

  4. I work as a support staff (not a nurse) in a medical facility. Recently, I was offering supportive listening to a family member of a patient who was quite upset about their loved one's situation. The conversation moved to an area where family members...
  5. Not Exactly HIPAA, But Worried I Said Too Much

    Thank you for responding! I appreciate your input!
  6. Not Exactly HIPAA, But Worried I Said Too Much

    Thank you so much. I have my own (usually irrational) fears about HIPAA :). Thanks for your kind reply and reassurance!
  7. Not Exactly HIPAA, But Worried I Said Too Much

    I appreciate that. I'm not a nurse, but I am someone with regular patient contact and so I sometimes look to you nurses for feedback regarding things like this. Thank you again.
  8. Recently some non-healthcare worker friends told me they feel as if there has been "a lot of irrational fear" about COVID. As someone who works in healthcare and has seen SO much death and sorrow from the virus, I responded, "Well, as someone who wor...
  9. reading obituaries and HIPAA?

    While reading the posted, public obituaries, I saw a last name on one obit that got my interest. The (last) name rang a bell both because of a former patient's connection to it (which their family shared with me) -- and because that family name also ...
  10. Thanks everyone. To be clear, I'm not a nurse, but have constant patient contact in my role. I appreciate each of your comments as very good advice. Thanks again!
  11. From time to time, I meet patients who have no one, or very few loved ones or encouragement. When they get transferred to another facility I am tempted to visit them, just to bring some TLC and fellowship to them. I haven't done this very often, sinc...
  12. Hipaa violation to ask this question?

    thanks for that clarification!
  13. Hipaa violation to ask this question?

    Saw a friend recently at a social function. This friend had had a procedure performed at a facility that is within the larger healthcare group at which I work. As they were describing their procedure, I asked who the doctor was who performed it, and ...
  14. Is this a privacy issue?

    Thank you!
  15. Is this a privacy issue?

    Dear nurses, I appreciate your input on my paranoid Hipaa questions. I have another: I'm a non-medical staff with regular patient contact in a healthcare facility. Recently, a patient who has some confusion wanted to contact someone in their "circle"...