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Kate Middleton Nurse Suicide

You Be the Judge

12/8/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1207-kate-middleton-radio-gettyThe suicide of the London nurse who was "pranked" by two Australian radio DJs has incited outrage from around the globe. So, we gotta ask …

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Phreaky    

You forgot the obvious question - someone that would kill themselves have more going on than a prank phone call. Convenient to play the DJ's though.

580 days ago
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George    

The've been listening to too much jerky boy's.
the Royal family has to do something about the
person who gave out the information to the DJ's.

580 days ago
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thebigalphamale    

cant blame the DJs... it wasnt their intent to hurt anyone...just have a few laughs... sure at someone elses expense...but 99.9% I bet they expected to be hung up on and that was going to be their joke...jokes and pranks are just that... sometimes someone gets their feelings hurt... and takes something trivial and turns it into an extreme... life goes on...and this nurse would have forgotten about it in a few months when it all blew over...

why someone would kill themselves over something so stupid, ill never understand... unless they were so unhappy to begin with and already were thinking about suicide...

580 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

lock up the no talent idiots...

580 days ago
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Zip    

What no one in the media wants to deal with, is the fact that this case started as a violation of doctor/patient confidentiality...and the laws that govern those protections for all of us, not just the royals. The DJs pulled this prank, obviously with the approval and knowledge of upper management, for afterward...the stations' legal team vetted the call and said that illegally obtained recording was appropiate content for airing, knowing that the medical privacy violation had occured. The DJs were acting as imposters in order to falsely obtain information, and illegally broadcasted the voices of the nurses whom did not give their personal consent for their voices, or the conversation therein, to be aired. Now, whether you are a reporter, or a DJ, you do not have the right to violate the law in order to get a story--the reporter shield laws do not protect the media for taking such actions. This was a conspiracy before, or after the fact, by the radio station upper management and its lower-level employees to violate the civil rights of others, and now someome is dead as a result. This nurse had every reason to believe that her reputation had been damaged beyond repair, and that her career future would not be good due to this incident, no matter the many and repeated assurances by hospital management and staff. Her anxiety, born from this, obviously led to her suicide--if it is that, because this story could take on a more ominous slant. What if the nurse was murdered by someone...as a result of this prank, perhaps a fan of the royal family--or a flag waving British patriot, who felt that she was responsible in-part, for embarrassing the royal family, and thus Britain...as a whole? Either way, this incident started with these DJs and their bosses, and that is where the bulk of the blame begins and ends--for they knew that they were violating the law, again, patient/doctor confidentiality--as well, they had reason to believe that the careers of hospital staff, and others, could be negatively impacted by their disclosure of sensitive medical and personal information of the patient...from the nurses--to those (the DJs) whom they had reason to believe were the Queen and Prince Charles. Now, you can't blame the breach on the hospital, as they were doing their best, this is partially on MI5, MI6, and Scotland Yard for not helping the hospital staff to better screen calls--as they are not law enforcement and security experts. Still, the DJs and their bosses originated this mess, and they should be made to pay for it. The company should be shut-down...and the CEO, the executive board, as well as their legal team, should be brought to trial, as criminal defendants.

580 days ago
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dyls_E    

I think the dj's are really out of line. They called this girl up at her work and put her in a really tight spot. If its a royal and you didn't give them the information you would probably get in trouble, and if its not a royal you get in trouble for giving out info they arn't allowed to. It was really unfair.

580 days ago
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Babydoll0630    

I'm confused b/c I've been out of the loop sick in bed for almost a week.........wtf happened?

580 days ago
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who dat    

This nurse that took her life over this obviously had other mental issues. I mean really what was disclosed. She's holding down fluids now. If Kate Middeton would have been under Obama care, she wouldn't have even received any aspirins, let alone a hospital stay.

580 days ago
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jen    

l do think the DJ's where in the wrong to prank call only for the sake of jeopadizing the nurse's job but are they responsible for her suicide 100% no she must have had problems prior

580 days ago
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Fuck Celebrities    

They accessed PRIVATE medical information.

ILLEGAL.

580 days ago
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TMZ Superfan    

The radio DJ's had no fault in this whatsoever. The nurse broke rules and protocol, bottom line. You are not supposed to give out personal information vital to a patient's safety over the phone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv6h78gLk1M

580 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

I’ve made a cruel crank call

No
72%
Yes
28%

Total Votes: 5,922

something tells me 72% of those people lied.

580 days ago
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Bella    

People don't step out of their lives over one setback or one embarassing situation. There is always an underlying problem that causes people to chose this solution. It is their choice to end life, not someone elses.

580 days ago
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Zip    

It is a high-pressured job, nursing--perhaps one of the worst there is. Working with the ill and diseased isn't easy, in fact, most male ER doctors have nervous breakdowns...and are forced to retire from the ER in 5 years, and most female doctors, being able to handle stress better, last for up to 10 years before having nervous breakdowns--and being forced to move on for the sake of their own good mental and physical health. Well, since those are the stats for doctors, then what must they be for nurses??? My own mother had to retire early from medicine as a nurse due to high-stress, tons of work, with little, or no reward, nor thanks--and poor pay. So, dealing with life and death everyday, weighs on people, and if you are unfairly made the target of unscrupulous individuals who have entered you life unexpectantly...and disrupted your career profession and personal life--while you are under such great stress--it just complicates matters to the boling-point of crossing the brink. You are a time-bomb ready to crack, and that can happen to anyone in such a job, or a similar job, from a police officer, to a fireman, to soldier, to a doctor, or a nurse. BTW, for those who don't know, nurses are directly responsible for the bulk of your medical care, not the doctors--and more often than not, they keep you alive in the hospital by observing, and pointing-out, unseen and unnoticed issues with the patients. As well, it is they who often catch doctors' medical mistakes...and hence, protect you...the patient before you get the wrong medicine, or the wrong amounts of medicine, or other troubling issues. Nurses are really Angels/humanitarians in the guise of human beings--as well as most health professionals who are on the front-line, and they deserve better understanding, and better treatment from all. This woman is a victim of cowards who played with her life, in order to enrich themselves and gain fame. Most media people are in denial about this, because they then have to question their own tactics and methods, and they don't want to hear the truth. You may not listen to me, but you have God to answer to someday, and you can't escape the Grim Reaper in your attempts to escape God-- nor can you take your money with you. If these two DJs, their corporate bosses, and their legal team...weren't engaged in a conspiracy to violate the law--from the violation of patient/doctor confidentiality, to illegally taping others, this tragedy wouldn't have happened in the first-place. This was a series of crimes, and should be criminally prosecuted in a court of law.

580 days ago
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Zip    

Amended For Typos: It is a high-pressured job, nursing--perhaps one of the worst there is. Working with the ill and diseased isn't easy, in fact, most male ER doctors have nervous breakdowns...and are forced to retire from the ER in 5 years, and most female doctors, being able to handle stress better due to the female physical make-up, last for up to 10 years before having nervous breakdowns themselves--and thus see themselves being forced to move on for the sake of their own good mental and physical health. Well, since those are the stats for doctors, then what must they be for nurses??? My own mother had to retire early from medicine as a nurse...due to high-stress, caused by tons of work, with little, or no reward, nor thanks--and poor pay. So, dealing with life and death everyday, weighs on people, and if you are unfairly made the target of unscrupulous individuals who have entered your life unexpectantly...and disrupted your career profession and personal life--while you are under such great stress--it just complicates matters to the boiling-point of pushing you acrossing the brink. You are a time-bomb ready to crack, and that can happen to anyone in such a job, or a similar job, from a police officer, to a fireman, to soldier, to a doctor, or a nurse. BTW, for those who don't know, nurses are directly responsible for the bulk of your medical care, not the doctors--and more often than not, they keep you alive in the hospital by observing, and pointing-out, unseen and unnoticed issues with the patients. As well, it is they who often catch doctors' medical mistakes...and hence, protect you...the patient before you get the wrong medicine, or the wrong amounts of medicine, or other troubling issues, such as the wrong diagnosis. Nurses are really Angels/humanitarians in the guise of human beings--as well as most health professionals who are on the front-lines of health care, and they deserve better understanding, and better treatment from all. This woman is a victim of cowards who played with her life, in order to enrich themselves and gain fame. Most media people are in denial about this, because if they admit wrong-doing of some of their own industry peers, then they have to question their own tactics and methods, and they don't want to hear the truth. You may not listen to me, but you have God to answer to someday, and you can't escape the Grim Reaper in your attempts to escape God-- nor can you take your money with you. If these two DJs, their corporate bosses, and their legal team...weren't engaged in a conspiracy to violate the law--from the violation of patient/doctor confidentiality, to illegally taping others, this tragedy wouldn't have happened in the first-place. This was a series of crimes, and should be criminally prosecuted in a court of law.

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