As a nursing assistant, you spend more time with your clients than anyone else on the health care team. This helps you develop a close relationship with your clients. They come to trust you with their personal information—believing that you will keep it to yourself.
Now, be honest. Have you ever discussed a client’s private information with your family or laughed about a client with a group of coworkers? Most health care workers would probably answer “yes”.
Talking about your clients in a public place or to people who aren’t involved in their care breaks the trust your clients have placed in you. Health care workers who break confidentiality can lose their jobs and can even find themselves in a lawsuit!
Four Easy Ways to Break Confidentiality (And How to Avoid Them!)
There are a few common ways that health care workers break their clients’ trust without really meaning to. See if you can spot the mistakes these nursing aides made:
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