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Nurse rapped for posting X-ray on Facebook

The Local · 3 Feb 2012, 14:04

Published: 03 Feb 2012 14:04 GMT+01:00

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"We view this very seriously and think you have not fulfilled your obligations to us as employers and especially not to our patients," the head of personnel at the clinic wrote to the man.

The man, who is in his thirties, has been a registered nurse in the health care sector since 2006, and is employed by the North Älvsborg county hospital in Trollhättan, in south west Sweden.

After the incident was discovered, he was called in to meet with his employers, which resulted in the formal reprimand.

The nurse was told that even though it was impossible to work out who the person is in the picture, posting it up on Facebook amounted to a violation against patient/doctor confidentiality.

As punishment for what he had done, the nurse received an official warning and was told that should such an incident happen again the hospital would not hesitate to fire him.

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"We would like to inform you that if you don't change your behaviour this could ultimately mean your dismissal in accordance to current employment law," the head of personnel wrote in the reprimand.

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17:13 February 3, 2012 by engagebrain
a 'violation of the official secrets act' for putting an unidentifiable Xray image of skull in the public domain.

This seems completely disproportionate to any trouble caused, which is so close to zero as to be zero.

In most countries the official secrets act covers betraying your country to the Russians/Americans not posting black and white image of a skull.
18:04 February 3, 2012 by Atlas
The Local -> "Nurse rapped for posting X-ray on Facebook"

Wow...Google Translate at its best for The Local.
20:38 February 3, 2012 by tadchem
Since when is a skull an "Official Secret" in Sweden?
04:16 February 4, 2012 by GLO
Child rapist gets book deal this guy does nothing and its a big deal. Wow! Why does Sweden not get whats bad and let the small stuff go......
17:26 February 4, 2012 by sureiam
Oooh sweet, I thought the interesting nurse was "sexual rapped" until I got into the whole story........... Lol , get a life Swedes!!!!!!
05:35 February 7, 2012 by TheWatchman


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