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
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
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 23:28:28
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
Explane that he may not use thesers
picters do to confidentality laws
Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 20:42:28 (CDT)