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Midwife struck off for yanking woman by umbilical cord

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midwife struck off for yanking woman by umbilical cord

 

a midwife has been struck off after being found guilty of pulling a woman's umbilical cord so hard that she was dragged down her bed.

a disciplinary hearing of the nursing and midwifery council yesterday found 46-year-old london midwife cecilia wanayana kituma guilty of misconduct.

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Crux1024 specializes in Cardiac Telemetry, Emergency, SAFE.

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im not sure what "struck off" means, but EWW! Whats her problem?

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I have a feeling it means she lost her license to practice, but Ouch! Hard enough to pull the woman down the bed?? Yeah, I bet she would have lost a lot of blood with that!!

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txspadequeenRN has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor.

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all i can say is :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

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gee I'm only six months into my midwifery degree, and even i know that you never leave. EVER. And as for pulling that hard on the cord.....:nono: for goodness sakes. I am kinda glad she can no longer practice because us midwives have a bad enough rap as it is without ppl like her making it harder for the rest of us.........one bad egg........

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PeachPie specializes in EC, IMU, LTAC.

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Owwwwwwwww, I'm having sympathy pains here.

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Myxel67 has 15 years experience and specializes in Diabetes ED, (CDE), CCU, Pulmonary/HIV.

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im not sure what "struck off" means, but EWW! Whats her problem?

Here's what I found:

be struck off

Said of a member of a professional body, eg a lawyer, doctor, accountant: to have their name removed from the appropriate register, especially because of misconduct.

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This is repulsive to me, and I’m not talking the action of this midwife. I’m talking about the press. This is a profession where acts of heroism are committed everyday, but something sensational happens, and the press is all over that. This story leaves us with a bad taste, but teaches us nothing. It’s not as if we are all getting ready to yank an umbilical cord ourselves, and now we know better. This is all about selling more newspapers for the guardian. Ugh.

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This is repulsive to me, and I'm not talking the action of this midwife. I'm talking about the press. This is a profession where acts of heroism are committed everyday, but something sensational happens, and the press is all over that. This story leaves us with a bad taste, but teaches us nothing. It's not as if we are all getting ready to yank an umbilical cord ourselves, and now we know better. This is all about selling more newspapers for the guardian. Ugh.

Can any British nurses here tell me what a striking-off order is? :nono:

Is this woman still allowed to practice or is a striking-off order just a slap on the wrist?

And eeeewwwww. BIG sympathy pains.

Mike

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