Three nurses are discussing a patient's manic symptoms in the cafeteria. The patient's daughter overhears details that she was unaware of and begins to tell the rest of the family. The nurses are guilty of which of the following?

Breach of confidentiality

Explanation

•The nurse shared confidential patient information to a third party (even if it was unintentional), which is considered a breach of patient confidentiality.

Incorrect options:

•Uninformed consent is illegal and may result in criminal charges, however, this term does not describe the scenario.

•Neglect and battery are forms of torts, or a civil wrong (not a legal wrong). These terms do not describe the scenario.

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