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The blurred line, patients, social media, and safety

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Jory has 10 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNM.

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Posts like this infuriate me.

I'm going to be honest...you sound like a troublemaker.  This will not make you friends at work and eventually, will come back to bite you. 

The patient is already discharged.  You could have simply told the newly licensed nurse, "It is an ethical violation to INITIATE a relationship with a patient that has been here".  

Why couldn't you have simply done that instead of being a tattletale that hides behind an anonymous report?  

Once the patient has been discharged, care ends.  The relationship is over.  If he contacts her on social media and she wants to accept the friend request...they are both adults and that is 100% Ok...with ONE exception:  Psych patients.  This is because I consider ALL psych patients to be emotionally vulnerable.  

By the way...what she did was a breech of ethics, it wasn't a HIPAA violation.  

Karma may come back to bite you and you'll find yourself on the receiving end of a "ghost" accusation.  

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Persephone Paige has 15 years experience as a ADN and works as a Med-Surg.

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She's just looking for a sugar daddy. And he's looking for love (probably in all the wrong places). She didn't blast his confidential information all over social media. I agree, you're making trouble.

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