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#31 compl3x

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:21

Not that I don't agree, it was certainly an overreaction if it was suicide...however, she probably felt completely humiliated and since this thing went completely viral, she probably felt so stupid that she fell for it. On the flip side, had she not fallen for it and it was literally the Queen who called in and she didn't provide answers to her questions, she still would have been publicly humiliated.

I feel bad for her either way. She was put in a really awful position. I don't think it warrants offing yourself, but maybe there were other things going on in her life.



The UK media really fuelled this whole thing. It would have been forgotten about if it wasn't for the way the media bangs on about this kind of garbage.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:25

On the bright side...

http://www.smh.com.a...1208-2b1zy.html

Turns out that radio station and its hosts lacked a measure of decency even before this prank call made worldwide news.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:28

These kinds of prank calls are nothing new. If this is all it took to push this woman over the edge, clearly she had other issues. May she rest in peace, but I won't do the knee-jerk reaction thing and blame the djs. Hopefully, the authorities will investigate the life of this woman to see why she was so depressed. She fell for a practical joke. So what! That, in and of itself, does not explain why she committed suicide.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:32

i suspect the queen had her murdered.


i suspect something of the sort.... bit odd is it not? who would kill them selves over this?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:33

So suicide because of the prank call? Is that what this is? Seems like a complete over-reaction if so.


The fact is that she'd have been looking at disciplinary action, and she'd probably lose her license to practice nursing too. Even if she didn't lose her license, she'd be tainted as "the person that disclosed protected information about a member of the royal family to some Australian DJ's", and that would have greatly limited her career prospects. The humilation would be a burden too.

Add to that the possibility of depression or another mental illness, and it's a recipe for a tragic disaster.

The DJ's should be ashamed of themselves, and I hope they feel guilty every day for the rest of their lives. Apparently it's the same radio station that gave a lie-detector test to a 14 year old girl live on air who was forced to admit she was raped. Stay classy.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:45

The fact is that she'd have been looking at disciplinary action, and she'd probably lose her license to practice nursing too. Even if she didn't lose her license, she'd be tainted as "the person that disclosed protected information about a member of the royal family to some Australian DJ's", and that would have greatly limited her career prospects. The humilation would be a burden too.

Add to that the possibility of depression or another mental illness, and it's a recipe for a tragic disaster.

The DJ's should be ashamed of themselves, and I hope they feel guilty every day for the rest of their lives. Apparently it's the same radio station that gave a lie-detector test to a 14 year old girl live on air who was forced to admit she was raped. Stay classy.



I'm not saying the DJs in this situations weren't douches, radio DJs here in Aus are all pretty much childish *******s, but to kill yourself is a complete over-reaction.


The media shouldn't get too self-righteous in all this, though. Since the pregnancy was announced, the media has been a complete circus over this issue. "OMG is it twins? What will the names be? 8-1 odds it will be a natural birth vs. C-section! Look at the royal baby-bump! (one of my most hated of words). Blah blah blah. Their fanatical reaction isn't that much better than what these DJs did.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:54

The fact is that she'd have been looking at disciplinary action, and she'd probably lose her license to practice nursing too. Even if she didn't lose her license, she'd be tainted as "the person that disclosed protected information about a member of the royal family to some Australian DJ's", and that would have greatly limited her career prospects. The humilation would be a burden too.


lets clear some stuff up, because there is a huge amount of BS in this thread.

First off, she wasn't facing any disciplinary action, at all. The Royal Family even told hospital managment they didn't want her to face any repercussions. Second off, she didn't disclose any information about anyone. all she did was transfer the call to the ward where Kate Middleton was staying. Thats it, nothing more, nothing less.

Doctors and Nurses have some of the highest suicide rates out of any profession.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:06

Time for what is sure to be an unpopular opinion..if the UK didn't have monarchs, which are a throwback to the 16th century, maybe the nurse wouldn't have felt such shame. Maybe the death should be on the royal family and the people who allow such a thing. I certainly can't imagine a nurse giving a damn about mistakenly giving out information about anyone in America.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:08

Time for what is sure to be an unpopular opinion..if the UK didn't have monarchs, which are a throwback to the 16th century, maybe the nurse wouldn't have felt such shame. Maybe the death should be on the royal family and the people who allow such a thing. I certainly can't imagine a nurse giving a damn about mistakenly giving out information about anyone in America.

she didn't give any information out. and the Royal family said they didn't want anything to happen to either of the nurses involved.

and are you kidding? you will lose your license and get your ass sued if you so much as tell someone patient info(including they are in the hospital) without consent. HIPPA is taken extremely seriously.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:11

she didn't give any information out. and the Royal family said they didn't want anything to happen to either of the nurses involved.

and are you kidding? you will lose your license and get your ass sued if you so much as tell someone patient info(including they are in the hospital) without consent. HIPPA is taken extremely seriously.


A few post back said she gave out information about the condition of Kate. If that's wrong, then what I said doesn't apply. Secondly, ok, maybe you would give a damn, I was kind of continuing the line of reasoning that someone started about her being shamed for releasing info on the royals, I doubt someone in a country without that would care as much, then. If it's just a coincidence and she did nothing and felt no fear, then as I said none of this applies, although I still think monarchs are a useless throwback, and have no place in modern civilization.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:24

Time for what is sure to be an unpopular opinion..if the UK didn't have monarchs, which are a throwback to the 16th century, maybe the nurse wouldn't have felt such shame. Maybe the death should be on the royal family and the people who allow such a thing. I certainly can't imagine a nurse giving a damn about mistakenly giving out information about anyone in America.


Or maybe the death should be on the stupid radio station which pulled these childish pranks?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:24

A few post back said she gave out information about the condition of Kate. If that's wrong, then what I said doesn't apply. Secondly, ok, maybe you would give a damn, I was kind of continuing the line of reasoning that someone started about her being shamed for releasing info on the royals, I doubt someone in a country without that would care as much, then. If it's just a coincidence and she did nothing and felt no fear, then as I said none of this applies, although I still think monarchs are a useless throwback, and have no place in modern civilization.

The news is horrible at reporting this story. What happened was the nurse who committed suicide answered the phone, and then transferred it to the ward where Kate Middleton was staying. thats all she did.

However, Doctors and Nurses both have high suicide rates.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:53

Suicide is for the weak minded. Obviously that nurse couldn't handle jokes.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:57

Suicide is for the weak minded. Obviously that nurse couldn't handle jokes.


Classy as ever but entirely idiotic and ignorant statement.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:24

she didn't give any information out.


According to what source?

To quote the BBC article:

Details of the pregnant duchess's medical condition were unwittingly revealed to two Australian DJs.



It could be that the BBC is attempting to sensationalise this story, however...

EDIT: Okay, I see that other news outlets are reporting that the nurse transferred the call to a colleague, who then provided information about the Princess' condition.