Nurse Could Lose License for Snooping - WNEP
In this day in age, I think people have forgotten that privacy is a right and is protected by law. We are so used to Google-ing people and checking them out on Facebook, that we think that if we can find the information, it is our right to know it, have access to it, and share it with others. This nurse in this story is probably going to lose her nursing license and get a hefty fine for looking up someone's medical information without authorization. She looked up her neighbor's information and then was so bold to comment about one of his allergies TO HIM! Not very bright. She should never have looked it up in the first place, but then to comment on it...doubly wrong and stupid...and I think she should lose her license. The patient-doctor relationship is special relationship. You confess things to your doctor that you would never tell anyone else and to know that someone is looking at those files for laughs and giggles is horrifying. Our bodies and our minds are so private. We have the right to keep it that way and to only share the information with the people we chose to share it with. I think about so many people that don't feel comfortable in doctor's offices...and why? Probably because they don't want to talk about such private issues or face admitting past behavior was inappropriate or harmful to their health or to discuss behaviors that need to change. Shame on you, snooping nurse.