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Nimue (Nimue)
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Many hospitals & doctor's offices have a policy that is designed to protect patients but often has the opposite effect. What is it??
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Does it have to do with privacy?
Is it something that affects the patients right there, on the spot, i.e. in the doctors office or waiting room?
Or something more intangible? something to do with medical records?
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Does it have to do with privacy? yes -- GOOOOD QUESTION!!!!
Is it something that affects the patients right there, on the spot, i.e. in the doctors office or waiting room? ditto
Or something more intangible? no something to do with medical records? no
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Is it the requirement for a patient to have a chaperone if the doctor is of the opposite sex? so the patient ends up having to have another person hear about their medical symptoms etc as well as the doctor? so reducing their privacy?
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Is it the requirement for a patient to have a chaperone if the doctor is of the opposite sex? no so the patient ends up having to have another person hear about their medical symptoms etc as well as the doctor? no so reducing their privacy? no, although this is an interesting case
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Does the policy effect all patients? Or only ones of a certain gender or age?
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Does the policy effect all patients? yes Or only ones of a certain gender or age? no
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Does it have to do with information the patients provide the doctors with?
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Anything to do with the fact that doctors don't knock? don't feel they have to, as they are on their own turf.
Any particular type of exam or test relevant? or does it apply to all/most doctor visits?
Would this be more applicable to some specalities than others?
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Does it have to do with information the patients provide the doctors with? yes
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Anything to do with the fact that doctors don't knock? no don't feel they have to, as they are on their own turf. no
Any particular type of exam or test relevant? no or does it apply to all/most doctor visits? yes
Would this be more applicable to some specalities than others? no
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Do the doctors or staff somehow give patients information to others? If so is it accidental? Or intentional?
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Do the doctors or staff somehow give patients information to others? yes If so is it accidental? yope Or intentional? no
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Is the info going to other doctors/staff? Patients? A third party?
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Is the info going to other doctors/staff? noish Patients? yope A third party? yes
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Is the info going to pharmaceutical companies? healthcare/insurance providers? medical research? employers?
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Is the info going to pharmaceutical companies? healthcare/insurance providers? medical research? employers? no to all
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Is the info going to the patient's family?

Is the info about the patient's past medical history? about his personal life?
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Is the info going to the patient's family? no

Is the info about the patient's past medical history? about his personal life? no
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Is the info pertaining to demographic stuff? Address? Email address? Phone number?
Would the average person be angry/upset if strangers had this info?
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Is the info pertaining to demographic stuff? yesishAddress? no Email address? no Phone number? no
Would the average person be angry/upset if strangers had this info? yope
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Is it personal demographic stuff? Names? Marriage status? Religion? Race?
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Is it personal demographic stuff? yes Names? yes GOOOOD QUESTION!!\ Marriage status? no Religion? no Race? no
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Does it have anything to do with a sign-in/sign-out sheet? Name tags? (I've neve heard of doctors' having patients wear these, but not sure where you're from.)
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Does it have anything to do with a sign-in/sign-out sheet? no Name tags? no(I've neve heard of doctors' having patients wear these, but not sure where you're from. I'm in Rhode Island (northeastern U.S.)
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Are names not supposed to be written down?
So instead they are spoken for everyone to hear?
Or are they not supposed to be spoken aloud,
Which means they get written down everywhere?

It accidentally rhymed, so i made it into a verse.
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Are first names relevant? Last names?

Do doctors take patient's names? Do they allow them to give false names? Do they refer to patients in some other way? Assign them numbers?

Is the policy designed to prevent people finding out the patient's names? Finding out the patient's medical details (eg if there's a sign on the door that says "John Smith - syphilis" and John's grandmother walks by and thinks "hmmm, I recognise that name...")?

Is giving children name badges relevant?
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Are names not supposed to be written down? no
So instead they are spoken for everyone to hear? yope
Or are they not supposed to be spoken aloud,
Which means they get written down everywhere? no

It accidentally rhymed, so i made it into a verse.
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Are first names relevant? yes Last names? yes

Do doctors take patient's names? irrel Do they allow them to give false names? no Do they refer to patients in some other way? no Assign them numbers? no

Is the policy designed to prevent people finding out the patient's names? yesishFinding out the patient's medical details (eg if there's a sign on the door that says "John Smith - syphilis" and John's grandmother walks by and thinks "hmmm, I recognise that name...")? noish

Is giving children name badges relevant? no
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Are names spoken? First names? Last names? Are they spoken by: patients? Doctors? Nurses? Patients' visitors? Spoken over the phone? Spoken through loudspeakers?
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Do they use a placeholder name for some reason? But sometimes that's actually somebody's real name?
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Are names spoken? yesFirst names? yes Last names? no Are they spoken by: patients? noDoctors? irrel Nurses? irrel Patients' visitors? no Spoken over the phone? noSpoken through loudspeakers? no
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Do they use a placeholder name for some reason? no But sometimes that's actually somebody's real name? yes
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Are the names spoken by receptionists?
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Are the names spoken by receptionists? yes
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Do the receptionists call the patients into the doctor's office, using the patient's first name? Do other people in the waiting room overhear the names?
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Do the receptionists call the patients into the doctor's office, using the patient's first name? yes Do other people in the waiting room overhear the names? yes

This is close enough for me to declare a
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especially since I'm eager to post a new puzzle. When I was in a doctor's waiting room recently,m the receptionist called, "Felicia," when it was my turn. Objecting to the common practice of medical personnel addressing patients by their first names, I said, "Please call me Ms. Ackerman." She said that first names were used to protect privacy when other patients could overhear. But while this would work for Lisa Trimbleton, it sure wouldn't for Leonora Smith, or for me, since my first name is actually Felicia Nimue (although I didn't point that out, since I didn't want the staff using my first name anyway), or for anyone whose last name is more common than his first. I'm glad this puzzle was solved by Lena, whose last name is the same as mine!! Please check out my new puzzle!!

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