Dear British "Hoaxed" Nurse: - page 4

by BostonTerrierLoverRN

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Dearest British "Hoaxed" Nurse (Nurse Saldanha): As an American Nurse I know our scope may be different, but we are both "nurses" none-the-less. There is more that is in-common, than is different. We both have strengths and... Read More


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    my deapest condolonces to the bereaved family.
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    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    I'm thinking there is a bit more to this story that doesn't meet the eye. The hospital stood by this nurse AND the royals insisted that she would not be retaliated...so I think she was already mentally unstable to begin with.
    That is assuming that this is true. I seriously doubt that the hospital would NOT have thrown the nurse(s) under the bus, although I'm more inclined to believe that the royal family would have let it go.
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    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN
    It was her Queen! As an American, I can't fully understand the weight of being responsible for the British Empire's "Monarch's" family member! So, regardless, I have the utmost respect for Nurses with that courage, skillset, and nerves of steel- sometimes even steel shatters, bends, or breaks.

    The Grand Lesson is our Whole Life Can Change in One Moment. We should treasure each day as a gift
    This is also something to consider. As Americans we view our leaders much differently than the British do. For instance you cant go a week without a disrespectful comment from AN AMERICAN about our President, Senators or Congressmen and Women. But I've always been under the impression that the British have much more respect for their Royal family. Much more loyalty and compassion.
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    I cannot help but feel sad for this nurse, who, in my opinion, was taken advantage of, all in the name of a joke. Despite any circumstances that may surround it...i.e. if she had issues beforehand and this was the last trigger that sent her over the edge or she truly had lost all confidence to where she just ultimately broke down or even if she was teased to an extreme by her coworkers because of what happened...it still was an unnecessary sacrifice.

    I am not one who is usually negative and I do have a sense of humor, but there is a limit to it. I am quite glad that the radio hosts behind the whole shindig were taken off the air. They now carry with them...the burden of another life.

    All and all, I pray for the nurse and her loved ones. RIP.
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    Quote from PRICHARILLAisMISSED
    This is also something to consider. As Americans we view our leaders much differently than the British do. For instance you cant go a week without a disrespectful comment from AN AMERICAN about our President, Senators or Congressmen and Women. But I've always been under the impression that the British have much more respect for their Royal family. Much more loyalty and compassion.
    I will bet that many here do not even remember when Presidents, Senators, and Representatives earned the respect of most citizens. More recently, not so much. The Executive and Legislative branches of government at federal and state levels have become a long term source of income (paid for by our dollars) for many who cannot succeed at anything else. Not entirely their fault, but mostly ours.
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    I feel an extreme grief for her children right here at Christmas. I don't want to offend anyone(if you know my posts, you know that); Please remember her children are totally innocent and...

    I know this isn't a "spiritual" thread so-to-speak, but I just lift those children up more than anyone, I know their hearts are breaking right now. I just hope they know their mothers life was "just" as valuable as the patient she obviously felt as though she failed. I can not imagine how they will feel when old enough to process this. Can you imagine?

    The loss is overwhelming on so many levels, but surely it must open some important questions when the shock wears off. I think we all have unanswered questions, and if her safety or her family was threatened- it's obvious why she did it. A mother's love defies all understanding- and they have been deprived of that blessed free gift too early.

    *Those of you that pray, please lift them up- my heart breaks for them. They have a tough road ahead!

    *I force my belief on no one, and I respect yours.
    Last edit by BostonTerrierLoverRN on Dec 14, '12
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    Deep condolence and comfort to her family...
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    It is sad that an alleged "joke" contributed to a nurse's death. I didn't think it was funny when Nurse Saldanah was still alive, and I am sure almost nobody thinks so in the context of what happened. Such a touching tribute, BostonTerrierLoverRN, I'm sure my Beasty Terror, Holly gives you two paws up.
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    Any. Given. Day.

    Any one of us could have been in that position....my heart breaks for her and especially her family, her children in particular.

    Let none of us judge where she was when she chose to end her life.

    We were not there. We do not know of her history. We do not know how she felt about her support system. We. Do. NOT. Know.
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    I agree. As a survivor of a serious attempt, you can't tell anyone if it was worth it. Also the news SAYS the hospital was supportive of the nurse, but you don't know. Once a long time ago, a patient became seriously ill under my care(turns out she was admistering insulin without the staff knowing PLUS had an insulin pump). She had Muchousin's(sp) syndrome. When it cam down to it, I got blamed. Other nurses told me it wasn't my fault But my manager keep throwing it in my face(the patient recovered BTW). I felt so bad that I almost gave up nursing, and my life. My prayers and support goes out to her family.
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