1. What breaches of personal data confidentiality have you observed in the work place (as a Nursing Student at clinical &/or as an employee if you work in healthcare)? How did you handle these? After reading this week’s material do you feel you would handle it any differently? If “yes” – what would you have done differently?
2. What resources does the staff nurse have to assist with confidentiality issues?
3. Is confidentiality any different if the patient record is on paper or computer? Why or why not?
4. The Edwards article presents information & an example on patient confidentiality, data protection & a process for discussing a “Significant Event Review”. Answer the following questions specific to the Significant Event Review process. What do you like about this process? What makes you uncomfortable? In-text citations (as indicated) & a reference list are required. (i.e. cite your textbook)