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Began May 1999

What Would you Do?

If 3 psychiatric unit patients get hurt sled riding and a news photographer is taking pictures of the patients?

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Tell one of the photographers to call 911, and have the rest put down the cameras and help make sure everyone is OK.
Monday, February 07, 2005 at 15:55:55 (CST)
Why would there have to be ANY recognition that the three injured persons in the sled with you were psych patients. That shouldn't be the issue, the issue should be the individuals injuries. professionalism should take a role and when in doubt just say my cleint if necssary. Is asking the photographer not to send those pictures to print an option - because of personal privacy
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 23:28:28 (CST)
Explain that we cannot use these pictures autotapes without written concent from the patient due to HIPPA. Its against the law.
Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 10:21:28 (CDT)
Please remember all the confideniality laws in the world are useless (save China, Iraq or the like) if the field trip/accident occurs on public access or property, or if there is public right-of-way nearby. The question of WHY the press is there is irrelavent. Telling them how to do their jobs means I'm not doing mine. It is imperative all waivers and releases be gathered, according to field trip protocol, before stepping out of the facility. Medical and logistical concerns are foremost at the accident. After that, one can choose the IF/WHEN to take on the press.
Sunday, June 10, 2001 at 00:41:45 (CDT)
It is my intention and hopefully all those in the field that ALL proper authorization had been achieved before the pts. attended the field trip. This should include a form from the individual or their guardian waiving the risks of the sport, a photo release should be standard protocol during admission, ect, ect, ect. We should never deny anyone to attend an activity of their choosing. It is always our hope to have the activities work toward ind. goals, however, let me ask this....Do we as ind. work on goals 24/7??? We need to stop and think how we would address this situation should the population not be an issue. Let's talk about inclusion and acceptance into society.
Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 23:32:54 (CST)
I don't see how this would differ from a situation in which any person got injured sled riding with a hawk reporter hanging around. Obviously they are desperate for news, and I would probably say exactly that to them. Get out of it if you can't be of any assistance to the injured persons.
Monday, March 05, 2001 at 01:19:04 (CST)
Of course there is a benefit to taking these patients sled riding. Just as there is a benefit for anyone else. There is an risk to this activity and that should be explained prior to the event. As to the photographer, why are they there in the first place? Like the others said, a release is needed therefore, there should not be a problem.
Friday, March 02, 2001 at 13:38:55 (CST)
Why on earth would you take psychiatric patients sled riding? Do you have a program protocol for such an activity? What is the goal? What is the objective? As far as the news photographer goes. If he or she is professional, the patients rights will be honored.
Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 00:45:44 (CST)
After dealing with the injuries, explain to the reporters and photographers that releases are required to use picture, voice etc in their report - by our policy, their policy and the law. I would obtain the names of the reporters and photographers and their employer(s) and supervisor(s). I would then contact our Public Relations Officer with the names and they would take it from there. All incidents are appropriately documented according to policy. If any patients signed a release from the newspeople, I would have them sign a facility release as well upon return.
Tuesday, November 02, 1999 at 16:12:15 (CST)

I would be very kind to say that you will need to edit you filming, it is against our policy for our clients to be photographed in any way, shape or form while in our care.
Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 11:20:57 (CDT)

Explane that he may not use thesers picters do to confidentality laws
Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 20:42:28 (CDT)




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