Nurses fired for photos, new viruses, depressed doctors

Friday via BoingBoing:

Research shows that we are likely to find more viruses.

Doctors are depressed and more likely to kill themselves, but are nurses? I couldn't find anything with a quick Google search.

Two nurses in Wisconsin were fired after taking photos of a patient's X-ray. The article raises the spectre of HIPAA, although you would really have to know more of the details before making that call. For example, did the photos show the patient's name? Anyhow, they were acting in bad taste. I think the hospital was probably justified in firing them, although if it was out of "HIPAA fear," that would be a bad thing.

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