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Old 12-28-2007, 05:20 PM
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I worked at Mens Clinic which specialises in male sexual health. The policy there was that if I saw one of my patients outside the clinic I may not greet them as they may not have told their partner that they were receiving treatment because they couldn't get "it" up. In a smallish town we had over 6000 patients so it often happened that you would bump into someone while out shopping.

My then wife got use to me not introducing people who did greet me but later saying "work". She didn't need a reply.

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Old 12-29-2007, 09:42 PM
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Can't say I'd be bothered about looking at his chart - (maybe yours are more interesting in the US than ours!) but I'd be first in the queue to make him a cup of tea!

I work in a town where quite a few famous people live and one of our consultants is the absolute worst when anyone like that comes in - she's straight in there!
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:21 PM
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Can't say I'd be bothered about looking at his chart - (maybe yours are more interesting in the US than ours!) but I'd be first in the queue to make him a cup of tea!

I work in a town where quite a few famous people live and one of our consultants is the absolute worst when anyone like that comes in - she's straight in there!
Hm... I don't recall hearing about docs getting slammed for looking in charts. Just nurses. Why doesn't she get caught and reprimanded?
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:36 AM
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Cardinal rule #1 of healthcare, "Don't dip in other people's kool-aid".

Those people deserved to be disciplined. Their actions were unprofessional and uncalled for.

On occasion, my hospital gets "high profile" patients. And honestly, I hope that I never have to take care of one. There is too much risk involved and its not worth losing your job or possibly your license over.
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:03 PM
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oh you girls!

Worse than men with the dirty talk!

Of course I'd be tempted, but I'm pretty darn sure I could resist...

I'm tempted to break a lot of laws, but the punishments tend to curb my enthusiasm sufficiently. I would have way too much to lose just for a peak at a chart.
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:26 PM
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oh you girls!

Worse than men with the dirty talk!

Of course I'd be tempted, but I'm pretty darn sure I could resist...

I'm tempted to break a lot of laws, but the punishments tend to curb my enthusiasm sufficiently. I would have way too much to lose just for a peak at a chart.

Caught red-handed!

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Old 01-13-2008, 12:17 PM
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Cardinal rule #1 of healthcare, "Don't dip in other people's kool-aid".

Those people deserved to be disciplined. Their actions were unprofessional and uncalled for.

On occasion, my hospital gets "high profile" patients. And honestly, I hope that I never have to take care of one. There is too much risk involved and its not worth losing your job or possibly your license over.
See how much you've learned already? Morals....a trait not all nurses have, but should.
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