posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 07:55 AM
originally posted by: gladtobehere
reply to post by RP2SticksOfDynamite
We're expected to believe that a nurse, which has in all likelihood dealt with the death of many patients, could not deal with the "emotional
burden" of violating a patient's privacy...?
I suspect that the emotional burden of the violation had less of an impact than the emotional burden of what she anticipated happening to her. While
she wasn't directly responsible for sharing any information, she
might well have thought that she was going to be struck off and lose her job,
possibly damaging any future employment prospects as well. Throw in the media spotlight, feelings of guilt and embarrassment, stress, etc... people
kill themselves for less, with or without a mental illness in the background.
There is rarely a single thing that drives people to commit suicide. While there might be a key trigger, it is often surrounded by a whole collection
of other things that, taken together, can override our innate self-preservation instinct.
When something goes wrong, most humans tend to start from the point of panic before they reach a stage where they can rationally assess the situation
- it might only take seconds or minutes, but it can potentially take days or even weeks, depending on the person and the situation. That's one of the
reasons that nurses are trained in certain protocols, so that in an emergency the training will override the panic phase. I doubt they have a protocol
for "being made a laughing stock in the national media". People trapped in the panic phase sometimes do things they would never do if they had
reached the rational stage.
Others have mentioned whether there was any additional stress over a cultural belief around bringing shame to the family. I have no idea if that would
be correct in this situation, but if so, that would be one more thing to tip the scales.
I see a very sad story here, but no conspiracy.