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Old 10-12-2007, 01:52 AM
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I completely agree. If we have reached the day where celebrity is more important than the confidentiality of our patients then it really is a sad day for us all.
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Old 10-15-2007, 01:22 PM
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This is the exact reason I don't seek care at the hospital I work for. I drive quite a ways out of my way to get to a different health care system. And if I'm ever treated in my ER for any reason I will not be giving them any type of information.

Your health history is sacred. It should only be between you and your doctor.

We had a nurse suspended for looking at her father's chart last year. This is a serious issue. If you can't keep your nose out of someone's chart just because they are famous/your dad/your daughter's best friend's uncles aunt's cat's adoptive parent...... then you probably shouldn't be in the medical field.
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:26 PM
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Great posts everyone. So are there any new details about this?
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:20 PM
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No...wouldn't care about the chart.

HIM...on the other hand...I would be asking his assigned Nurse if she needed any help....maybe bribing him/her a little to let me help.

Or maybe just lingering outside in the hall....you know...helping.

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Old 11-14-2007, 03:24 PM
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Of course I would be tempted, at least just a little. But I wouldn't do it. I believe that what sets a good nurse apart is often not what she thinks, but how she chooses to act.
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:07 PM
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How right you are mrs rollins. We all have a choice.

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Old 11-15-2007, 06:06 PM
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As a guy- Was the bike alright.

Might be temped to peek behind the curtain, but not the chart/notes. I might be interested though in what was wrong, as in broken bones and treatment, and a look at his x-rays, but as a student I can ask to have a nurse run through them with me on an educational basis (I like fractures).

He is a celebrity...So what. I have seen enough footballers, hokey players, singers, sportsmen/women around. I usually point them out to who ever I am with and then go back to what I am doing, they don't want to be mugged by some fan when they are trying to shop/look at art/eat.

The hospital should have given the notes to a senior doctor/nurse to handle so there was no way people could get access if not involved in the case.
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Old 11-22-2007, 03:16 AM
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I would never, ever have looked in Geoge Clooney's chart. I couldn't care less about the man, he's just a regular person like everyone else and is not a big deal just because he is injured.

Jeff Goldblum, on the other hand, now he's a potential patient just waiting for a theraputic bedbath!

(Pardon me while I regain my professionalism...is it hot in here?)
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:33 AM
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Something like this happened at my organization not too long ago. We treat the members of a prominent MLB team here, and a star member of the team came in for a widely publicized surgery. There were people looking up surgical notes and lab values that had no business doing so. Nurses on a variety of units, pharmacists, Doctors in varying specialties, nutritionists, and people in registration. DUH people...computer charting leaves a trail!!!! Beside it being wrong and illegal, you will get caught! It's stupid. They all got warnings, but the message was clear (and this was about 6 years ago) and I was a student at the time, so I took it to heart! Never, ever, ever, would I look up anyone's chart unless I have a reason to be there. We get staff that come in and deliver on our unit and it's the same way...don't look.
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Old 12-28-2007, 02:16 PM
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Have you seen what happened out here in Arizona the other day? A resident surgeon decided to waste his entire career by taking a cell-phone picture of a patient's privates (and the "HotRod" tattoo thereon) and show it off to a bunch of coworkers, one of whom immediately told the attending..., and, unfortunately, someone else told the local newspaper. The poor patient has been on every TV News show, and the resident is now unemployed, and probably unemployable....
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