Why I DON'T want to be a nurse Re: the nurse in the UK who committed suicide
Posted Fri Dec 07, 2012 05:16 PM
Nurse Who Took Prank Call About Pregnant Princess Is Found Dead
Reminded me of why I don't want to be a nurse. Or at least a hospital/long term care center nurse. Because we get blamed for everything!!. The doctor writes a bad prescription and we carry it out? WE get our lisence taken away. Pharmacist sends the wrong medicine? Same thing. I understand we have responsibility but we're the end of the supply chain. we take the punishment for everyone up the line. And we're the most overworked.
When the baby boomers retire and there's a nursing shortage they're going to regret how they treat us. Because nurses like me will move on to more fulfilling careers.
End of rant.
Posted Fri Dec 07, 2012 05:33 PM
Posted Fri Dec 07, 2012 05:38 PM
I just hope the report you are referring to is wrong, the nurse in question should not feel ashamed. That prank call should never had gotton to the ward in the first place.
But its about time these radio stations and tv shows such as the chaser that play pranks like this have a really good hard look at themselves. They are not funny and I wonder how they would feel if the same prank was played on them. And if this nurse did commit suicide then the shit is going to hit the fan for the radio station involved.
Posted Fri Dec 07, 2012 07:41 PM
But I find it,personally,barely credible that this poor woman,who was a mother of two,took her life out of shame,guilt,or due to the 'percieved' scale of the mistake she made.
I've no doubt Kate & Wiliam took it with grace and the Family refrained from relating how the probbbly felt over it but I'm sure some level of authority or the establishment came down on the hospital administration with fury.
The nurses management have stated their shock,dismay at her apparent suicide as you'd expect whilst stating how they'd fully supported her in this time of real difficulty.
What was the nature of that difficulty,how did it manifest itself and from what direction did it come ??
It didnt come from Australia,the radio dj's who started his whole sorry business with there senseless prank bare some responsibility clearly but I can't help but wonder if it was the fall out of said prank that was as much,if not more guilty and that would have originated in this country.
To squarely lay the blame on the radio dj's seems unfair and perhaps letting others closer to home off the hook.
We'll have to wait and see what else come's out,whether it was suicide cos I'm not sure that's been confirmed and what other factors are involved.
What has been made public so far barely adds up,IMO but what is true is that this poor woman is dead and what should be Kate's happiest moment will forever linked with this tragic business.
Posted Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:39 PM
Posted Sun Dec 09, 2012 01:48 AM
the hoax wuz in poor taste, even more now, but fuck, pretty sure their intent wuznt to cause someone to end their life. i have no idea how shameful it is to have bad press with the royal family or public ridicule, but jesus the information they got wuznt national security level. i just watched a youtube video where they pranked people on an elevator pretendin it wuz possessed by a ghost...someone could have died of fright, id say thats more traumatizin than this.
we will nevah know the truth, behind the scenes from the hospital, the wrath of the palace or just her perspective of the whole situation and how much this impacted her. i cant see how responsibility falls on one person, there had to be a line of people to protect confidentiality.
knowin whatevah weighed on her mind, or what brought her to that point or pushed her ovah the edge doesnt change anythin. its not her bein a nurse...its bein a mother, wife, daughter...shes dead...she left a family behind. thats the tragic part.
Posted Sun Dec 09, 2012 02:50 AM
When I heard the nurse committed suicide I was shocked, I was saddened and it is an unavoidable tragedy. If only she reached out to someone for help when she considered suicide as the only way out of her situation. If only her workplace was more supportive in this situation. If only social media hadn't made her into a joke, going viral so quickly.
I think people really need to stop critisising when someone makes a mistake, and have some empathy and compassion for what others are going through.
It doesn't always mean we agree, but it means that we acknowledge that as humans we all make mistakes.
Posted Sun Dec 09, 2012 09:01 AM
A good prank does not involve hurting someone, humiliating someone, debasing someone. A good prank is surprising someone with the unexpected. Making them stop and say " what in the world?" Like the time one of my friends took off her work apron to use the restroom, and while she was gone I tied the strings in a knot. So she got me back by unplugging one of my machines. Or there was a more recent time while helping a driver load his truck, he shut the door while I was inside, pretending he was going to take me with him on his route. Those are good pranks, funny without being hurtful. So few people can do that anymore.
It's as if we've all developed such low opinions of ourselves, we have to put other people down and make them feel bad in order to feel good about ourselves. Which turns into a cycle, because often the ones who were on the receiving end will then look for opportunities to debase someone else. How many of those mean radio hosts do you suppose were teased and bullied as children, and are getting "revenge" for it now by turning the tables?
Posted Sun Dec 09, 2012 03:47 PM
The radio station in question are not responding as I thought they would, not through social media anyway. There has been no apology or condolences for the family of the nurse, they are just posting continuously about the fact that they are not shutting down. Seems a little insensitive. They have made some sort of statement on the radio themselves, I don't listen to that station regularly.
When someone falls or hurts themselves I help, others laugh, I don't understand this and feel like I don't belong in this day and age sometimes.
Posted Mon Dec 10, 2012 09:55 AM