What happens in the nurse's office stays in the nurse's office

  1. Hello all, and thanks in advance for the advice you share every day. How do you politely NOT answer a Nosy Parker kiddo who persists in asking why another student is in the nurse's office?
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  3. by   aprilmoss
    "I can't talk to you about Katie, and I can't talk to Katie about you."
  4. by   kidzcare
    I've always been straightforward with the kiddos. "Because of privacy laws, I can't share details about anyone's visit to the health office." I say it to teachers too.
  5. by   JBudd
    Not in a school setting (man I admire you guys!), but I have no problem telling the persistant kids in the ER "none of your business, people deserve their privacy". Also, "it's not polite to stare".

    I'm really good at "cover your mouth when you cough/sneeze, EVERY time".

    Boggles the mind at how many parents seem surprised at teaching basic courtesy; although some say "thank you!"
  6. by   SaltineQueen
    If a kid asks another kid directly, I tell kid #2, "You don't have to say if you don't want to," and then tell kid #1 that what goes on in here is private.
  7. by   NutmeggeRN
    High school kids here

    If I told you I would have to kill you...
  8. by   Amethya
    Quote from SaltineQueen
    If a kid asks another kid directly, I tell kid #2, "You don't have to say if you don't want to," and then tell kid #1 that what goes on in here is private.
    Exactly this.
  9. by   Cas1in72
    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    High school kids here

    If I told you I would have to kill you...
    Im back working with littles . I miss being able to say stuff like this!!! Love it!
  10. by   ruby_jane
    NONEYA.

    None of your business. Move along. Nothing to see here.
  11. by   Glitternurse
    I tell them," That's not for me to share, that's Billy's decision. If he wants to tell you, that's fine, but if he doesn't that's fine too. Just like you may not want to tell everyone why you came in to see me."
  12. by   Jedrnurse
    Quote from Cas1in72
    Im back working with littles . I miss being able to say stuff like this!!! Love it!
    Then say "If I told you, I'd have to make you eat spinach..."
  13. by   pedi_nurse
    "Don't be nosy" and "That's none of your business."

    A half joking "Don't be nosy" usually does the trick, but I'll break it down to them as it being illegal for me to share private medical information, if they won't stop.
  14. by   raekaylvn
    This is exactly what i say

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