eddiesocket: Spiralmonkey: eddiesocket: Spiralmonkey: It seems as though there must have been other factors, but as I said above, they had no idea of the mental state of the person they were calling but went ahead and did it anyway.You're honestly suggesting that the DJs shoud've somehow anticipated that something like this might happen?No. Like I said, they had no idea of the mental state of the person they were calling. They didn't now if she was bi polar, depressed, whatever. They had no idea of how their actions would affect her. That is what I said, twice. I'm not sure I can be any clearer. They had no idea of the mental state of the person they were calling but went ahead and did it anyway.And yet your tone suggests you believe that they should've at least considered that possibility, correct? That this hospital might hire mentally unstable and highly gullible people.. Am I getting that right?
van1ty: There are innocent prank calls, and there are 'dick' prank calls.If you make an innocent prank call and someone kills themselves over it, that's not on your conscience. That's what happened here.
TalkShowGeek: Is this still fark?You know the place where people mock sick children and dead people?You idiots are actually mad about this?The only medical info they got was that she wasn't puking and was feeling better.This thread is pathetic.
moel: ExcaliburPrime111: I suppose that from a PR standpoint, this was inevitable, and the loss of human life for any reason is always tragic.BUT,Nothing these two goof balls did warranted that poor nurse to take her own life. There were almost certainly other factors that led to her death, perhaps pre-existing emotional, mental, and physical problems. We will know more about the precise causes of her death when the inquest is complete. At any rate, a harmless prank with no real malice has turned into an awful situation, but I don't really believe the radio show presenters did anything particularly contemptible.As has already been said, EXCEPT the bit about y'know, attempting to break patient doctor confidentiality, being guilty of fraud, and all that other stuff.100% dick move by the radio station. How would you like it if someone 'playing a prank' resulted in the possibility of you losing YOUR job? (and being struck off by the medical registrar, meaning you will NEVER get a job in your chosen career again)Yes it probably was 'the straw that broke the camels back' but that doesn't excuse what those presenters did. It was nothing but scraping the bottom of the barrel 'entertainment'...and some poor sod and their family paid the price with one death and interminable misery ahead.
farkinfilipino: eh, this particular radio station had it coming, especially if you're the kind of station that forces young teens to admit on the air that they were raped.
detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Prank? Pranks are funny.
DontMakeMeComeBackThere: I hope the station owners don't hurt themselves, what with the jerking knees and all.
eddiesocket: maddermaxx: Bingo. Prank calling a hospital, pretending to be a relative and getting a nurse to reveal private info on a patient is a dick move.It's not a "dick move". It's something that happens all the time in hospitals, and people who are employed there shouldn't be falling for it.
eddiesocket: Spiralmonkey: It seems as though there must have been other factors, but as I said above, they had no idea of the mental state of the person they were calling but went ahead and did it anyway.You're honestly suggesting that the DJs shoud've somehow anticipated that something like this might happen?
Broktun: Doom MD: Screw with someone's livelihood? Seriously? Medical staff should not be giving protected medical information to any mouth-breathing jabroney that asks for it over the phone.Do the Brits have HIPAA?
fireclown: Isn't there some kind of verification for VIPS just to prevent that kind of thing? Some kind of royal family CEOI or something? I would think that this happens about twenty times every time any member of the royal family goes to the hospital for anything.
Sentient: brimed03: I imagine the nurse was going to lose her job for giving patient info to unverified persons.Never, never fark with a person's livelihood.Yep, and likely lose any credentialing she'd received for breaking client confidentiality. She may have gotten some leniency, but given the target, I suspect the royal family would have more likely made an example out of her. She wouldn't have worked in health care again.Add to that the fact that she probably spent all day telling everyone that she's personally spoken to royalty. Way up high one day, career-ending tragedy the next.She must have already been depressed, but I can see how that would send someone over the edge.
brimed03: I imagine the nurse was going to lose her job for giving patient info to unverified persons.Never, never fark with a person's livelihood.
LowbrowDeluxe: The nurse killing herself wasn't a reason to cancel the show. Misrepresenting themselves in order to acquire private medical information, however, yeah. Cya.
Jeremysbrain: I just don't get how this is the DJ's fault. She was so embarresed by a innocent prank call that she had to kill herself? There had to be something else going on with this woman for her to kill herself.
JustinCase: The nurse that took the phone call killed herself, right?
abhorrent1: It's sad and all but who the fark kills them self over something stupid like this? There had to be more going on with that woman and this just pushed her over the edge.
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