Very sad situation in the UK......

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Very sad situation in the UK......

Bignuf Bignuf
Apparently the nurse who answered the phone at the UK hospital, in answer to the Australian Radio Jocks prank call about the Princess (who was in for morning sickness), has committed suicide...No question it is very, very sad. However, do you think that "shame" or "upset" about such a silly incident is in any way reason that anyone should have gotten this upset?

Is "royalty" still such a big deal in this day and age, to some people? (In an era when the future King of England said "I wish I were your Tampon" to his mistress while having an affair phone call? Really....getting taken advantage of, in a prank on that family would be cause for someone to commit suicide?

Sounds as if this poor nurse had some other issues already. It is all so, terribly sad. Certainly a waste of a young life that should have never happened.

What say you?
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Sadly, I can see how that could happen. How upset she must have felt.
12
I simply cannot understand how her being a victim of a bad prank could result in her being this upset, unless she already had some serious issues prior.
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I just don't know what to think about this.
8
Other?
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Total votes: 42 (38 voters)
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12/07/2012
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Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
Are you serious? I need to Google this. I'll be back...
12/07/2012
Buh-bye Buh-bye
I was unaware that she had commited suicide. The article I looked over earlier today just said that it was being called an "unexplained" death. Sad that she felt compelled to take her own life, but I agree that there must have been other issues on top of this. So sad.
12/07/2012
hanjonatan hanjonatan
it's not really just about her "feeling upset" - she was probably under threat of losing her job, the tabloids would have hounded her, etc... yes, royalty is that big of a deal in the UK, and the press is vicious.

it's an awful, horribly sad situation, and i think it's kind of messed up to be like "wtf why would she kill herself over that, how dumb is she, who even cares about the royals", which i've seen a lot of on the internet.
12/07/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
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Originally posted by Rod Ronald
Are you serious? I need to Google this. I'll be back...
Oh my god that is so awful. I hope those DJ's in Austraila get theres! I know it won't fix anything,but my god!
12/07/2012
Rossie Rossie
She probably have some prior issues, in addition to feel awful being the unlucky one to answer the prank call from those stupid Australian DJs.
12/07/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I think there's a lot more to it than being the victim of a prank and the negative publicity from it. There's also the issue that she gave out confidential patient information to an unverified party, regarding a high profile and powerful patient no less.

I think it's awful that she killed herself, but I can't even begin to imagine the level of stress she would have been under not only fearing for her job but also the ability to get another job in her field.
12/07/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Quote:
Originally posted by hanjonatan
it's not really just about her "feeling upset" - she was probably under threat of losing her job, the tabloids would have hounded her, etc... yes, royalty is that big of a deal in the UK, and the press is vicious.

it's an ...
THIS THIS THIS

The main issue is that she broke patient confidentiality which is cause for termination at most hospitals, and will be noted on her work record which will make finding another hospital job almost impossible. Most nurses I know wrap up their esteem and self-worth in being a nurse - I've no doubts that she felt helpless in the face of career loss and public humiliation on a global scale.
12/07/2012
Rraine Rraine
That is very sad
12/07/2012
GONE! GONE!
Quote:
Originally posted by hanjonatan
it's not really just about her "feeling upset" - she was probably under threat of losing her job, the tabloids would have hounded her, etc... yes, royalty is that big of a deal in the UK, and the press is vicious.

it's an ...
This! This prank probably ruined her life!
12/08/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Apparently the nurse who answered the phone at the UK hospital, in answer to the Australian Radio Jocks prank call about the Princess (who was in for morning sickness), has committed suicide...No question it is very, very sad. However, do you think ...
What? I seen this on Yahoo when I went to check my email, but you have me confused. What about the tampon situation? Same people? Who being shamed and upset? What issues did the nurse have? What did SHE do?

Sorry, I must have only gotten a very small portion of this story when I seen it on Yahoo.
12/08/2012
hanjonatan hanjonatan
Quote:
Originally posted by K101
What? I seen this on Yahoo when I went to check my email, but you have me confused. What about the tampon situation? Same people? Who being shamed and upset? What issues did the nurse have? What did SHE do?

Sorry, I must have only gotten a ...
the nurse was the one who answered the phone when two australian radio DJs prank called the hospital where kate is currently hospitalised. they claimed to be queen elizabeth and prince charles, and the nurse transferred the phone to kate's room, cue scandal. she killed herself.

the tampon thing was something charles said to camilla, i think - completely irrelevant to this news story and i think OP just included it to make fun of the royal family or something.
12/08/2012
Stagger13 Stagger13
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Apparently the nurse who answered the phone at the UK hospital, in answer to the Australian Radio Jocks prank call about the Princess (who was in for morning sickness), has committed suicide...No question it is very, very sad. However, do you think ...
This is all wrong.
12/08/2012
Living Doll Living Doll
Just Googled this. What a shame...
12/08/2012
Beaners Beaners
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Originally posted by Living Doll
Just Googled this. What a shame...
Seriously.

I can understand how she would feel so upset, but I also think that signifies a huge problem with the society.
12/08/2012
llellsee llellsee
I can understand her being so upset by the incident, every little thing said or done around the royal family is really under a magnifying glass in the press, very sad.
12/08/2012
AwesomeAmanda AwesomeAmanda
I understand her being upset by it, but i also think that in order to go so far as to commit suicide, she most likely had other underlying issues. Its sad that a prank had such a bad outcome.
12/08/2012
AliMc AliMc
Prank calls should not be made to hospitals! It's totally inappropriate and also cruel for those who are going through an emotional time. It was a bad idea from the start and for it to have contributed towards this woman's death is appalling.
12/09/2012
VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
Quote:
Originally posted by hanjonatan
it's not really just about her "feeling upset" - she was probably under threat of losing her job, the tabloids would have hounded her, etc... yes, royalty is that big of a deal in the UK, and the press is vicious.

it's an ...
I agree with this. I think there were many things stacked up against her that probably overwhelmed her to the point of suicide. I mean, if you give out personal info you're automatically fired and who would hire her ever again? Maybe she thought her career was over, plus she was the butt end of a joke so she felt like everyone was making a fool out of her to the point where she didn't feel worth living. I mean, a fool in front of the entire world... That's a lot of pressure.
12/09/2012
yw2 yw2
I think she already had issues...I mean it wasn't worth leaving her children and husband alone for, the media would have went away and forgotten over time...maybe she should have asked for a transfer at work or asked the government to put her in a witness protection/new life type program. Killing herself just seemed so extreme.
12/09/2012
spiced spiced
The hospital has said repeatedly that they had NOT disciplined her in any way. But who knows. I'm sure she was being hounded by the press, but suicide was a VERY inappropriate response to the situation.

It almost always is. I listened to a This American Life show about people who killed themselves by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. One thing all of the survivors had in common: as soon as they'd jumped, they all suddenly realized that every problem in their lives that had led them to jump was fixable--if only they hadn't jumped. They all wished they hadn't jumped.

Lesson one to all of us from this is, don't sweat the small stuff. Lesson two is, it's all small stuff.
12/12/2012
Supervixen Supervixen
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Originally posted by AliMc
Prank calls should not be made to hospitals! It's totally inappropriate and also cruel for those who are going through an emotional time. It was a bad idea from the start and for it to have contributed towards this woman's death is appalling.
I know, right? Who prank calls a hospital? What a waste of time for the people who are working there, trying to keep people alive and deal with life and death situations.

I HATE radio DJs and their stupid, fucking antics. Pranks usually run anywhere from obnoxious and stupid, to hurtful and sincerely damaging. I hope they're sitting around right now, thinking about what they did, letting it all sink in, realizing what shit they are for it. So disgusted right now.
12/12/2012
Aishiteru Aishiteru
It wasn't the nurse that gave out personal information, but the one that answered the phone and transferred the call to Kate's nurse. that committed suicide.
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