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Pathetically Unethical!!

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by lisa41rn lisa41rn (Member)

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Get this! I work at a hospital and about a year ago had a patient who was young and found to have cancer. To make a long story short, she died of colon cancer and her death was HORRIBLE! The care she got stunk! I thought we were in a time where people didn't have to suffer the way she did. I loved her as a person. She was so upbeat and we had a lot in common. I'm guilty of being overly caring about her. I sent her off to surgery when she thought it was to be something minor (although my thought was that it was going to be much as more and it was) and when she found out how bad things were, she was confident she'd fight it and win. Her battle was lost nine months later.

I felt like a bad nurse as I was there for her in the beginning, lost contact when she left the hospital, but then near the end, she deteriorated so much, I had a hard time not wanting to cry the few times she did. But as a nurse, you have to be strong!!

Now the unethical part! One of the nurses who seemed overly concerned near the end, still sees the patient's husband. She broke up with her boyfriend and apparently cried her heart out to him that she had no money. He stopped by the hospital and gave her $1,000.00 cash!! She was overheard telling a friend of hers who works at the hospital. Well, you can say there's no proof, but she was heard stating this and she is and was a snake. She even flirted big time with the doctors of this patient. There was rumor something was going on between her and the docs. You'd hope docs would be smart enough to see through this! I'm just disgusted when I she took money from the patient's husband. While she acted so concerned about our patient, she really was putting up a show for the husband. I didn't trust her and now to think she has taken money from this man who didn't have much to begin with sickens me. Apparently nothing was done about this. Our new director is nice, but likes to look the other way. What are your thoughts nurses!!!????

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kstec has 1 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Geriatrics/Family Practice.

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Even if she never gets held accountable for her actions, I thoroughly believe what goes around, comes around. Hopefully one day she'll get hers, which won't be very nice.

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Tweety has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac.

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I agree that she's pathetic.

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GingerSue has 20 years experience.

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why did he give her $1000?

Did he give this voluntarily?

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Hmm, I was always curious what became of my ex.

Seriously though does your facility not have a policy regarding gifts from patients or patients families. I mean this goes way beyond flowers, a card or cookies. This seems to be the reason those policies are written.

As far as what comes around, what would be appropriate for this woman?

Ebola?

Fishing with Scott Peterson?

The T Virus? (video game reference)

An interview with Geraldo?

Peace,

Tripps

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P_RN has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89.

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:yeahthat:

I second Suesquatch

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Dalzac is a LPN, LVN, RN and specializes in CCU,ICU,ER retired.

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Hey I know that chick.!!!!!!!!!!!!1 not really but the more women in nursing that you work with there is always one that is just like that. I have met 4 of them. They got into nursing to find a Doctor. and yes it always blows up in their face It's karma and it comes back on them.

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jojotoo is a RN and specializes in Emergency.

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As far as what comes around, what would be appropriate for this woman?

Ebola?

Fishing with Scott Peterson?

The T Virus? (video game reference)

An interview with Geraldo?

Peace,

Tripps

ROFLMAO!!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Tweety has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac.

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best thing to do is MYOB!!! Things like innuendo and rumors can come back and bite you on the butt.

I started to say something similar about all the rumors, "she was overheard saying........" and things like that.

Best to take a look at what's fact. What needs to be addressed, if anything, and let go of the rest. Definitely sounds like a whole lot of gossip is going on and the op would do best to stay out of that.

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I believe in the saying "what goes around, comes around." Someday she will have to pay for her sneaky ways. But to take money from a man who has a young daughter and didn't have much to begin with is soooo wrong! As far as MYOB, that sounds great, but when she was confronted, she admitted it to others. Apparently, she figured those she admitted to, weren't able to do anything to her so she didn't care. I DEFINITELY believe in MYOB, but this is beyond something you should just sweep under the rug and pretend it didn't happen. It makes the hospital look bad and our reputation as nurses look bad. Our hospital does have a policy of not taking gifts, but this nurse is not the type to care. I truly believe strong people don't look the other way. If you know of something wrong and it may hurt others, you need to be strong and have it checked out. If someone didn't do anything wrong, then nothing will happen to them. If they did, they should pay the consequences. Don't be a wimp and always use that MYOB theory. It's almost hipocritical to think a nurse would take from someone she knows has so little. By the way, she got her new apartment and bought all brand new furniture. She told ME how thrilled she was.

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