Quote from ZooKeeper247
I don't work with her, but anyone who can attempt to kill themself 3 times is in my mind a danger to anyone around them
Then you would be eliminating a lot of very good compassionate nurses, MDs, and other HCWers out there.
Just because someone is a danger to themselves does not mean that they are dangerous to others...yes they probably should be focusing on treating their own illness, but how are they likely to do so, with no job.
And as someone that has tried to kill herself, I was never a danger to others and was fine at work. I am also familiar with plenty of people that were wonderful caregivers that did succeed at suicide...no one was ever aware of what went on off the job as far as depression. There are also plenty that have survived with therapy....therapy that they could have never gotten if axed from their job...or made to feel bad or unworthy of being a professional due to depression.
Now, is this person endangering patients and is she impaired as a caregiver?
Also, how much of here personal issues are you witness to? Not rumors from her spouse, but actually know for fact? If this was hushed up, and HIPAA was followed, how do you know so much...theoretical there should be no gossip even if the ER was involved in treatment? And is there already confidential intervention taking place?