I just felt the need to acknowledge the passing of one of our own. I feel tremendous sadness that Jacintha ,the Royals nurse felt the need to take her own life. It is worth pausing perhaps to consider how she felt. Easy perhaps,for some to see her actions as extreme but how would we fair under that worldwide scrutiny and ensnarement I feel for her circumstances. I too would have likely blurted out information .After all ,would I question a Queen's request or tell her it's a breach of HIPPA, absolutely not.
It is not for me to judge her but see her pain. More importantly, I invite everyone to take a few moments to send love Jacintha's way. May we recognize those she served helped and loved along the way. May we as nurses nurture her in death from the sisterhood (and brotherhood ) we share.. May we simply wish her love and peace. Although we did not personally harm her perhaps we can collectively offer her the "I am sorry " that should have be said.
May her memory invite us all to be kinder, gentler and more loving.
Dec 9, '12
What has me hissing like an angry goose is the fact that none of this would have happened if two disc jockeys hadn't thought themselves so clever as to place the prank call in the first place.
Seriously. *** about this is funny? How is it ever funny to prank call a hospital?! Where is the sense of morals--you know, scratch that--how about common !@#$ sense?!
I am enraged for the family of this young woman. I am incensed for her two young children that are now denied their mother's presence.
And what, pray tell, shall happen to the two fools in Australia? More than likely nothing. I hope they can sleep at night.
Last edit by CheesePotato on Dec 9, '12
: Reason: O, CP. Of is spelled with an "O".
England does have it's equivant of our HIPAA. They call it: the Data Protection ACT:[http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/data_protection/security_measures.aspx
What security measures should I take to protect the personal data I hold
Click on health and scroll down to where it says Data protection, the info below pops up
For other security:
Shred all your confidential paper waste.
Check the physical security of your premises.
Train your staff:
so they know what is expected of them;
to be wary of people who may try to trick them into giving out personal details;
so that they can be prosecuted if they deliberately give out personal details without permission;
to use a strong password - these are long (at least seven characters) and have a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and the special keyboard characters like the asterisk or currency symbols;
not to send offensive emails about other people, their private lives or anything else that could bring your organisation into disrepute;
King Edward VII Hospital- Sister Agnes
The nurses are called sisters in England. Hospital was named after Sister Agnes, one of King Edward's numerous(56 in number) mistresses
This hospital has one Nursing position open: for an assistant Nurse Manager in the ortho OR ( they call the OR a theater in England) salary is( USD) $61,000/year or 38,000/yr in pounds. The doctors (are called consultants in England) are hand picked for this hospital. The hospital states it has never had a case of MRSA or c-diff. There are videos on it's website about the hospital and the patient rooms and how clean it is. they boast the "no MRSA and no c-diff " is due to their "excellent" nurse patient ratio's. Interesting.
Why is a nurse doing switchboard duties?? The nurses in England are all BSN's or more advanced degrees.
Last edit by kcmylorn on Dec 9, '12