A nurse who was sacked after she clamped her hand over the mouth of a vulnerable patient and told him to “shut up” should not be barred from working, a hearing has ruled.Really? Why not?
Pakistani-trained Shabana Tabassum, 38, was sacked by Kingston Primary Care Trust after the incident at Tolworth Hospital on July 11, 2008.Oh, right. Is it not the fault of her employers, then, for not checking that she was up to the job?
But a Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing ruled that while her actions amounted to misconduct, she should not be barred from working as a nurse again because she was struggling with "cultural and language differences" at the time.
… the panel stopped short of barring her from working again after hearing she had little experience of working with vulnerable adults at the time as well as cultural differences from training and working in Pakistan.*sigh*