Would you believe that a nurse who saved a life almost lost her career?
December 7, 2009 9:13am CST
Recently a nurse tried to ease and at the same time saved a man's life by administering some medication to him and she was seen by the Nurses Council as breaking the Code and was suspended from her work for six months without pay. If you were in her possession how would you feel? Do you agree with this decision? Isn't it too harsh?
7 Dec 09
I would feel bad in her position,why? because what she did was part of her oath as a nurse right? it may be violating some codes in general, but the sake for saving a patient life is the real proper attitude as a medical servant. That is diplomacy in profession..I feel sorry for her but we have to accept the code rules in every profession.. the mere lesson for that is rules are rules, if you cannot follow rules just leave it, because they will just misunderstood your actions even if it holds good intentions.. If you are to view now the medical fields, I can say that it is also unfair for others and it is opposing their profession as a servant.. why? Hospitals do not accept patient without monetary deposit or even would not release a patient without paying bills even the patient is indigent.. That is the medical market economy right now, and the effect of society also.. In her position, I cannot blame her if she regret helping the person in good faith, but she lost her job in return. very unfair, but I am sure, good blessings will come her way after her good attitude..
9 Dec 09
Geeriche, like your response, thanks for your imput. I do not know how she feels but never the less regrets may have crossed her mind especially when here bills come and she has no money to pay. As part of the "punishment" she will not be paid for six months. Please note I said she almost lost her job she did not lose it. She will be blessed as you said.
• United States
8 Dec 09
It's all about lawyers and money.Sure the medicine might have saved a life but if it isn't done through a doctor and at the proper time, a law suit could be in the making especially if the result didn't turn out so well. People can die even with the right medications. Law suits can be big money.
7 Dec 09
well the decision was good becouse that is the rule but if she whanted to save the man's life she could have ask'd the doctors opinion on the medicin that she gived the pacient i belive that the doctor know about it that's why he is the doctor and she is the nurse it's noth here place to interfere but it was nice of here warry for the pacient
9 Dec 09
This was reported in Jamaica. This took place about a year ago. There were about four reports over the period. I did not look on the net for it but as soon as I am able to pinpoint this I will do so. However, let me give a little you some info. There was an accident caused by faulty road surface and the market truck overturned pinning one of the occupants onto the ground. The nurse who was pregnant went to the scene and tried to help by administering medication. The Nursing Council saw it as breaking the Nursing Code so she was suspended for 6 months without pay this year. It is from this incident that I asked mylotters' imput.