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Why are most people so ignorant about the nurse's suicide?

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Why???Because one stressed out worker breaks privacy laws, feels embarrassed and tops herself?

FYI read my other post she was only the lady who transferred the call. I doubt she broke any law. No because ATTEMPTING TO GET INFORMATION even as a prank out of a HOSPITAL is wrong it wastes their time for one. Nothing to do with the death would you ?prank? the emergency services? Other places sure but please no hospitals. Poor taste.

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She didn't hang herself because she felt bad over the call, she did it because the hospital staff most probably gave her enormous amounts of **** about it and treated her like crap.

Of course, the hospital nor it's staff will ever admit to that.

Also, the way the media reported on it was terrible; it was probably very embarrassing for her and it was probably very damaging to her feeling of self-worth. I don't think either the media or the DJs can be blamed, but the media really did lay into her :/

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*looks up*

I can see this thread getting locked sharpish :/.

It was on the news that apparently they did phone somewhere 5 times before playing it on air to get permission but no-one responded back to them so they did.

In theory it is fraud (you're claiming to be someone you are not) but it's the same with the go-daddy problem where people were pretending to be other people, due to stress, repetitiveness and other things going on you're not gonna be checking up on security 100% of the time!

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[WARNING: Swearing is included in the following page.]

I'll just step in at this juncture and direct you to winning-central.

Edited by Calum
Added a warning about the swearing, due to our rules on swearing.
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I hope they go to jail and the station closes down. If you want to do a prank then keep it in line.

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Its hard to place blame from the story we've got, hasn't been much coverage across the pond.

To me, Its neither the fault of the radio station its managers, or the switchboard operator. The fault lies in whoever 'gave' them the number to call in the first place... Was it brought to light the number they called? Was it just the general number or a private line? The radio station shouldn't have done this live, if they even did... This should have been pre-recorded then aborted when they actually got through, explained who/what they are and maybe arrange to do a planned prank call to air... To boot it also wasn't a lot of information passed on of the duchess status either, nothing magazine-covering but the actual unravelling of it all.

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You know most likely she had a history of mental illness or was living without a proper diagnosis. This probably just triggered the inevitable.

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I hope they go to jail and the station closes down. If you want to do a prank then keep it in line.

They're not going to jail and I have no idea why people can even think that

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Want to know who I blame - the press.

This whole affair could have been swept under the rug, if the press didn't keep it as a massive front page headline for days. As much as I hate the Daily Mail, somebody posted a brilliant comment which sums up my views perfectly:

So the Australian radio station played a little prank. No bones broken and a few laughs had. That's until the press blew it out of all proportion and made it front page news for days. Who put this nurse under suicidal pressure? The Australian radio station or the British press? Now the press get a second bite of the cherry. A nice juicy death to keep on the front pages for a couple more days - and some good British righteous indignation to go with it. Pass the sick bag. The dishonesty and hypocracy of the press has no bottom to it. And if you buy the stinking newspapers then you're part of the problem.

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They're not going to jail and I have no idea why people can even think that

Bullying that made someone suicidal. Everyone's stability is at question when tired, never mind the scope this has taken. This is for the DJs and the **** reporters who had nothing better to write about than make fool of a hard working woman that dedicates most of her life in taking care of others. And yes nurses do long shifts very late at night.Edit: for **** money as well

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I don't get how all suicides are "selfish"... Japanese had Honor suicides, is that selfish? they thought it was more honorable to kill yourself then to surrender... and maybe not everyone is doing it for attention, what about people who are terminally ill and can't take the pain anymore? they are selfish because they should stick out intense pain?

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Bullying that made someone suicidal. Everyone's stability is at question when tired, never mind the scope this has taken. This is for the DJs and the **** reporters who had nothing better to write about than make fool of a hard working woman that dedicates most of her life in taking care of others. And yes nurses do long shifts very late at night.Edit: for **** money as well

They never bullied her at all, all she did was transfer a call.

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They never bullied her at all, all she did was transfer a call.

"Bullying" is a word that no longer has any legitimate meaning. It's now applied to everything.

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One less person to contaminate the gene pool. Thats all that needs to be said. I got no sympathy for anyone who takes their own life if its not to save others in the process.

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I hope they go to jail and the station closes down. If you want to do a prank then keep it in line.

What? That is among the most retarded things I have read. They didn't break any laws. Have you ever done a prank call? Nearly everyone has.

It was a joke. She topped herself. The DJ's can't be expected to know that a caller they prank is going to kill themselves. SHE broke the rules, not the DJs.

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Suicide is a cowards selfish way out

You're selfish for saying that. Not to mention, you don't know what any other person goes through.

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I feel worse for the DJ's. They shouldn't have to live with the guilt of causing someone to kill themselves. It was unforeseen that the outcome of the call was going to be death. MOST people don't off themselves when they get pranked on the phone, that's not normal behavior.

but most people also not get shamed all over the press, and that too all over the world!

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For the life of me I can't consider a prank call as funny. They are waisting the time of somebody for a few cheap laughs. Funny when you did it as a teenager, but not funny to make money from them.

Wouldn't want it happening to me, shouldn't be classed as entertainment.

/my 2?.

Sorry for her and her family.

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What? That is among the most retarded things I have read. They didn't break any laws. Have you ever done a prank call? Nearly everyone has.

It was a joke. She topped herself. The DJ's can't be expected to know that a caller they prank is going to kill themselves. SHE broke the rules, not the DJs.

She didn't break any rules, she didn't get pranked, etc. There were two nurses involved and the one who got pranked is fine.

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Suicide is a cowards selfish way out

insensitive narrow view of the world FTW!!!

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insensitive narrow view of the world FTW!!!

It depends on the situation, and in this one, it is very selfish.

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I do see a pattern here. People aren't taking responsibility for anything anymore they just push it onto someone else. They just blame everyone else for their problems. For all we know she was already suicidal, but just waiting for the right reason to kill herself, so someone else can take the blame.

I don't think they can be blamed for her death, but they're certainly not worthy of any pity. They should have at least had the foresight to know that they could get somebody into serious trouble and perhaps lose their jobs.

Releasing private and confidential information about the royal family would clearly be viewed as a serious breach.

Edit: yes, I know that the woman who killed herself simply transferred the call. I'm saying the whole prank was very irresponsible from the get go. Who thinks it's a good idea to prank a hospital? Ridiculous.

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She didn't break any rules, she didn't get pranked, etc. There were two nurses involved and the one who got pranked is fine.

So even more reason why blaming the DJ's for her topping herself is dumb. She transferred a call.

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If the DJs had prank called any other hospital, pretending to be a random patient's parents and the nurse who took the call committed suicide, it would have barely got onto local news. But because it happened to a nurse attending the royals, then it must be the worst!

Of course taking her own life is a bad thing, and my condolences to the family, however I think the whole situation has been blown out of proportion. Radio DJs have been doing similar pranks for a very, very long time.

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