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- Aug 2, '12 by PrayToTheUnicornSo would the hospital be protected if they have a 'code of conduct' in place that extends to conduct beyond basic HIPAA violations? It seems most employers have these.
- Aug 2, '12 by NolliI thought her comment was lacking in the compassion department. Having been EMS though I understand where she is coming from in regards to people not yielding and we've had medic units rollover or crash before because they tried to avoid kids that ran out in front(they thought it was funny) or cars just pulled out in front etc. That said I think it is sad that the man died, but I was not there and I really can't say what happened. I also get that the hospital did it to save face in a small community. I think they went a bit overboard and could have used the verbal or written warning system instead or even just pulled her aside and told her why her comments were inappropriate before termination. Sometimes people do stupid things and while she lacked tact it doesn't mean she was a horrible nurse and needed to be fired.
- Aug 2, '12 by ElladoraQuote from unrealstylezExactly. I think they were right to fire her. If one of my loved ones was hurt because they did something stupid, I would hate to have someone like her treating them. I guess it makes me question the quality of care she provides if she is so judgmental.Why say you are a RN then go on to say that you have no pity. I get it's your right, but have some compassion that another human life was lost.Last edit by Elladora on Aug 2, '12 : Reason: typo
- Aug 2, '12 by NurseDirtyBirdLook at the response her comment is eliciting from fellow nurses. We all know the general public already has an unrealistic view of nurses - we are held to higher standards than those of other professions, no matter how often we protest that we are only human (Just make a joke about an irritating patient on facebook for proof, I can guarantee someone will advise you to find a new line of work as you clearly do not have the capacity for compassion that nurses should have).
If the nursing community can find something wrong with her comment, imagine what the response was from the public.
- Aug 2, '12 by Pets to PeopleQuote from Asystole RNHer comment was wrong on so many levels, she absolutely deserved to be fired. What in the world was she thinking?!The infamous comment by Angela Gusta
Just from the words in her statement I question her ability to perform her nursing duties using common sense, empathy, compassion and/or without judgement.
Sure we are entitled to our opinion, but that doesn't always mean it is right to voice what we are thinking, especially when it comes to somthing that has lead to a persons death.Last edit by Pets to People on Aug 2, '12
- Aug 2, '12 by Pets to People[QUOTE=NurseDirtyBird;6776661]Look at the response her comment is eliciting from fellow nurses. We all know the general public already has an unrealistic view of nurses - we are held to higher standards than those of other professions, no matter how often we protest that we are only human (Just make a joke about an irritating patient on facebook for proof...QUOTE]
Unrealistic view? That we should have basic common sense not to post anything online in full view of the entire world about our patients or what goes on during our day to day job? I decided to become a nurse for many reasons, but one was because we are held to a higher standard, and I have great respect for that.Last edit by Pets to People on Aug 2, '12
- Aug 2, '12 by mjaybxGood that they fired her . They should blacklist her from working in a nursing position again since there are so many jobless new grads who actually care . There is no excuse to be insensitive to human loss no matter the reason especially since the article actually is leaning toward the ambulance driver being at fault and being cited.
- Aug 2, '12 by MulanUsually the person making the u-turn is at fault, the other person has the right of way.
- Aug 2, '12 by Szasz_is_RightQuote from ElladoraJust because you have the ability to notice stupid behavior does not mean that you are incapable of providing competent care to the stupid.If one of my loved ones was hurt because they did something stupid, I would hate to have someone like her treating them.
- Aug 2, '12 by kloneHer words made the entire organization as well as her coworkers look horrible. I don't blame YRMC for cutting bait. Especially since she was apparently a contract employee.