Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 1 month ago

Are nurses allowed to send emails to the friends of a patient? Can nurses discuss the health of the patient with the patient’s friends?

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    your friend's health is deteriorating,

    and says that wants to talk to you.

  • Ash
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No. It is against patients privacy, unless the patient has listed the friend as the one who can receive his health updates. There are laws in several countries in this regard.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No.  It is not allowed.  

    Information can only be released to people who are on the patient's medical list as having permission to hear or get the information.   Unless the patient updates this list to include giving out information to friends - a nurse can't share medical information with anyone.

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