Nurse murdered by MD at hospital

  1. What a terrible story. I don't understand why this doctor was still allowed to work at the same hospital as the nurse if she actually had a restraining order.

    http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/natio...ing051113.html
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Oh. My. Heavens.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    got to wonder:

    if roles were reversed, would this still have happened? If the MD were threatened, I BET the hospital would have taken mass precautions to protect him/her, right???? Nurses? We still are at risk for violence, etc........and little done to protect us. How this person could go on working there, WAY beyond me too. It is a CRIME.
  5. by   live4today
    What an awful awful tragedy! That poor poor woman!
  6. by   live4today
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    got to wonder:

    if roles were reversed, would this still have happened? If the MD were threatened, I BET the hospital would have taken mass precautions to protect him/her, right???? Nurses? We still are at risk for violence, etc........and little done to protect us. How this person could go on working there, WAY beyond me too. It is a CRIME.
    Yea, I agree. That nurse probably would have been "let go" had it been her making the threats against the doctor.
  7. by   jnette
    Too sad.

    Womens' complaints continue to be minimized or ignored. Regardless of nurse vs. MD... it is a woman filing a complaint against one who might harm her... and DID in the end.

    How tragic.
  8. by   ZASHAGALKA
    "He remained in critical condition at Htel-Dieu Grace on Sunday. His condition has been improving slightly. Police have told officials there that if he continues to improve, he should be moved to another hospital for safety reasons."

    Th doc tried to kill himself by injecting an unknown substance into himself. And he's at the same hospital where the incident occurred.

    Any doubts why he should be moved for safety reasons if it looks like he's gonna survive?? But my quesiton is this: would he be safer anywhere else?

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  9. by   fergus51
    Mind you, the article doesn't say if hospital administration was made aware of the situation beforehand. I worked in Ontario for a while and found the hospital took nurses' safety very seriously (much better than here in Cali).
  10. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from fergus51
    Mind you, the article doesn't say if hospital administration was made aware of the situation beforehand. I worked in Ontario for a while and found the hospital took nurses' safety very seriously (much better than here in Cali).
    It did say. It said they offered to escort her to her car and tried to scheduled her opposite shifts from him, and it said they offered her legal asst to help prepare her case for the restraining order against him.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  11. by   fergus51
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    It did say. It said they offered to escort her to her car and tried to scheduled her opposite shifts from him, and it said they offered her legal asst to help prepare her case for the restraining order against him.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Thanks, missed that.
  12. by   Jessy_RN
    My goodness
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    He should have been GONE....my GOD the nurse had a restraining order on him..and security had to ESCORT her to her car???
    THAT is seeing to her safety? Think again.....


    WHAT kind of JOINT keeps such an obvious threat in their employ???? I will tell you: one that does NOT value the safety of its other employees or patients! This is an outrage. I still say, were it a doctor threatened by a nurse, male or female, this would have been "terminated" sooner.

    How many of you feel truly SAFE in your jobs, particularly you ER nurses??? What is YOUR hospital doing to ensure your relative safety? Do they keep known unstable persons in their employ? How do you know? This situation begs us all to look closer at these things.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Nov 13, '05
  14. by   fergus51
    Well, the doctor has died. Sad story all around.

    http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/natio...der051115.html

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