Dear British "Hoaxed" Nurse:

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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 weaknesses. We both aim to serve societies ills to the best of our ability, and ease pain and suffering from the lowest of the low, to the top of the elite.

    We give nonjudgmental holistic care, and even though we may fuss and whine about our job in private amongst our peers, we love our profession! And, our patients would never be able to guess our bad days because we are also professionals at masking pain, worry, anxiety, and depression as we go through our day.

    You know as well as I, there's never enough hours in that day! I'm so sorry your no longer here with us, but you will never be forgotten. Your death was not in-vain. I pledge to pay closer attention to my staff colleagues, and their issues-whether new or current, or something they've been struggling with- and still serve at the bedside, clinic, or even at the Midlevel position.

    I am so sorry such a thoughtless act of treachery took you from the world for a "laugh" at the most. I share in the millions mourning your death, and I hold no judgement for you. You, as we're programmed to do, put your self at the bottom of the issue- even as "disposable," as the problem you didn't asked for- seemed bigger than yourself.

    I'm so sorry you are gone(taken from your family and "us"), but as long as we arm ourselves with knowledge that our whole life can change in a split moment, and that there are those out there that obviously don't respect the intensity of our pressures: You did not die in vain.

    You will ever be present in our heart as a martyr for the truth of the rigors of our profession, and the Nursing Profession feels and mourns your unfair and untimely loss!

    We hear in the News you were a trustworthy, dedicated, compassionate, and knowlegable colleage to have. That's the highest praise a Nurse could hope for-You Will be Missed!

    In never-ending love,
    Boston, and:
    Your Brothers and Sisters of the International Nursing Profession!
    May You Rest in Eternal Peace!!!!!!!

    Please add your Condolences or Respects if you wish.
    Last edit by BostonTerrierLoverRN on Dec 13, '12 : Reason: to re-format
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    Such a terrible, sad story. =( I wish she had not killed herself over this whole thing;
    NOTHING is ever worth it. I pray for her soul to be rested in peace with the Lord.
    havehope, RetRN77, martinalpn, and 4 others like this.
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    She made an error in judgement- i am sure the entire hospital was a whirlwind of activity and phone calls, so it happens. Lots of us have had high profile patients - and you know how sneaky the media can be with trying to get info. I don't know what the privacy laws are like in England, so i don't know what the repercussions would have been and i don't know if it would have made a difference that a part of the royal family was involved, but nothing is worth ending your life over. My heart goes out to her husband and children.
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    The media is out of control. Their ceaseless pestering led to Diana's death, and now just a few short years into Will and Kate's marriage there's already been a needless death.
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    Quote from blondy2061h
    The media is out of control. Their ceaseless pestering led to Diana's death, and now just a few short years into Will and Kate's marriage there's already been a needless death.
    The audience the media serves is more out of control. If not, there would be no media wasting their time on the celebrity crap.

    Those who buy the tabloids, visit the web sites, or watch the TV shows are "contributors."
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    Quote from rngolfer53
    The audience the media serves is more out of control. If not, there would be no media wasting their time on the celebrity crap.

    Those who buy the tabloids, visit the web sites, or watch the TV shows are "contributors."
    So true.
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    Very nice tribute BTL. I agree wholeheartedly.
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    Sad. Thank you for posting this. I pray for the nurse's family and friends. This is truly a loss.
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    It's absolutely ridiculous that things, such as the aforementioned occurrence, happen. There must be boundaries to maintain safety. I feel for the nurse and her hurting family. The senseless joke, that I'm sure the hosts made with "innocent ignorance", influenced someone to take their life. It cast a slight shadow on such a happy time for TRH.
    BostonTerrierLoverRN likes this.
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    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.


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