posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 12:26 PM
Many people are way off base with this one. This is to do with the nurse and her exeprience and how she dealth with the prank call.
We have to understand that the nurse worked in a very respected hosptial and no doubt she was very proud of this achievement as a professional. She
made a massive error that came back to haunt her. Namely, her reputation as a nurse and professional would have taken a massive hit, the
punishments that the mind can conjure are usually greater than the reality, however, given that she breached confidentiality policy - this is a
basic and standard procedure throughout all public and private bodies due to the data protection act, that this would very likely end up in an NMC
hearing whereby is would be likely that she would have been struck off, meaning that she would not be able to work in the field again. Given that
this is most likely her preferred and perhaps only profession, this would have a major affect on anyone's mental state of health.
Combined with this, we must not forget that the nurse may well have been very conscientious and proud of her position and that this exposure
humiliated her both personally and professionally, We just don't know, but it is quite likely given the outcome.
This is most likely where you would have been able to find her disciplinary hearing that would have followed.
Nursing and Midwifery Council
I think if anything is to come out of this, it should be the confirmation that this is a form of bullying, its even worse when you don't even
understand the ramifications of what you do and how it can effect others. The simpleton's insight of 'well, I wouldn't be offended and wouldn't
comitt suicide', assumes we are all alike and of course that would be a stupid thing to suggest. As for 'other ongoing issues' I'm afraid to say
that this is life for most of us and there is usually something in the background of our non-perfect lives.
Conspiracies are this forum's forte, but also intelligent analysis and this is surely lacking in this thread. Everything is NOT a conspiracy unless
proved otherwise. A sad thing happened. Moving forward, brining more sensitivity and knowledge to our entertainment might be asking a bit too much
when the audience appears to enjoy such dross, but maybe there will be at least a pause and a think through by more steady heads before pranks such
as these are started.