Hospital reveals details to prankster pretending to the The Queen - page 7

by JDZ344 | 10,841 Views | 79 Comments

The hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge has released private details about her condition to two prank callers from an Australian radio station. More: I bet the Nurse in question is feeling pretty bad but seriously?... Read More


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    I would have felt shame no matter what my race. Total shame and embarresment.
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    Quote from goats'r'us
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    i was incredibly surprised that her hospital stood behind her. i know mine wouldn't have.
    Culturally, the UK is less quick to jump to judgement than the USA is, if that is where you work. There is less of a culture that someone must always be blamed.
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    Personally think the radio station host should be drawn and quartered, This really makes me mad when people as a joke thinks it is great to put someone's job and reputation in jeopardy for their own gain. I am steaming mad about this

    Also makes me think of the movie "The Fisher King"
    Last edit by Kidrn911 on Dec 8, '12
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    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    One cannot know for certain of course but does not expect a great amount of remorse out of those two "DJs". Persons attracted to that sort of entertainment (and one uses that term very loosely here), often tend towards various narcissistic personality disorders IMHO and don't really feel negative outcomes are their fault.

    Horrible things have happened before from radio DJs "games": KDND - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I still feel bad for them because I know that in their shoes, *I* would feel just awful. If they don't feel remorse on at least some level, then that is dreadful. The water prank is just stupid. I thought everybody knew too much water could kill you.
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    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    I said I WASN'T attempting nor suggested RACE had anything to with this other than the nurse's *perhaps* cultural upbringing causing her to feel shame at having let hospital and patient down.

    And before you start there is such a thing as feeling intense shame and or guilt in some cultures when something happens on your watch even if you weren't directly responsible. The head of Toyota Motors made a public display of humliation/regret/shame in wake of several fatal accidents involving cars made by his company. When was the last time you saw the head of GM, Ford or any other major US corporation rising to that level.

    End of discussion
    I think you made a valid point that was aimed at cultural sensitivity. I also note that the nurse has an Indian family. I'm thinking that the prank may have got by her because although to an English ear the prank phone callers had obvious fake accents, she may not have noticed.

    I am English but live in the USA. Some people who were not born in the USA do not realize that I have an English accent, not an American one where it is very apparent to Americans.
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    So, my new response to the caller without the privacy code who screeches "I'M HER MOTHER!!"

    "It doesn't matter if you're the Queen of England, if you don't have the code all I can tell you is she's here, she's in room 524 and she's stable. If you'd like to talk to her I'll transfer you to her room phone."



    (Or my other favorite, "I'm on the chart." Goooood for you! No info.)
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    There are two things that happened with this tragic chain of events: breach of pt's privacy and the event being broadcast, downloaded, heard, etc... all over for God and the world to hear.

    Having made the mistake of putting the prank call through and giving information about the dss of C's condition was bad enough for these nurses, but being made a mockery of to everyone in London, the Commonwealth and the world has to be shattering to anyone much less professional experienced nurses. You report for duty being at the top of your game and do what you've always done, only to find out you've been had. Worse on the way home every television station, radio show, Twitter account, etc... is broadcasting your *mistake*. The reality begins to set in that this will never go away totally for now you and the still unborn royal are now permanently joined by this event.


    This is the price we pay for living in this ghastly "tech" age when by a mere flick of a switch or mouse click something is put out into the universe and can never totally be retracted and or erased.
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    Quote from DoGoodThenGo


    This is the price we pay for living in this ghastly "tech" age when by a mere flick of a switch or mouse click something is put out into the universe and can never totally be retracted and or erased.
    Amen.

    I am becoming more disenchanted with technology.
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    Quote from StNeotser
    I think you made a valid point that was aimed at cultural sensitivity. I also note that the nurse has an Indian family. I'm thinking that the prank may have got by her because although to an English ear the prank phone callers had obvious fake accents, she may not have noticed.

    I am English but live in the USA. Some people who were not born in the USA do not realize that I have an English accent, not an American one where it is very apparent to Americans.

    This is indeed very true. I am not english and could hardly distinguish accents. The DJs defend themselves by saying that they had horrible accents and thought their call would never get through. Englishmen would immediately know that the DJs were fake but others would not.
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