My purpose on typing this thread is to awaken every nursing students in the importance of bioethics. How well does this subject being teached in our local nursing schools? i have no idea but one incident awakened me and thats what we call here in the philippines " the cebu cannister scandal ". First i just like to ask what would an ideal nurse look like? how should an ideal nurse act?? how does our actions reflect our personalities as nurses?? there are rules and bounds in the nursing practice. rules that we must follow and bounds that we must not dare cross. there was an incident last year that put a big question on the moral ethics of some nursing proffesionels and as well as some medical proffesionels alike. a guy was rushed to a hospital with a cannister stuck in his privates. how did it get there? i have no idea. obviously its not supposed to be in there and since it was stuck in his privates it would be pretty obvious how did it get there. are we supposed to mind the whole story? how did it happen? yes of course but only for medical purposes so that we would also know how to treat it effectively. as the guy was rushed in the o.r the usual nurses , nursing students and doctors were present but as it turned out they were carrying their camera phones with them and started taking shots of the unconscious guy on the operating table. if the purpose of those shots are for medical purposes only that would be valid but they started mocking and laughing at the guy. all of them nurses, nursing students and shockingly together with the doctors. so if you would ask what are those camera shots intended for they are obviously not for medical records but for youtube they didn't just took photos but they also took some videos and uploaded the whole thing on youtube. the whole mockery was caught on video. isn't the o.r supposed to be private?.....after the incident all of them were suspended because the guy filed a complaint. but its just so sad because it could have been prevented if they just followed rules and known medical ethics more.