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Stoned Swedish Nurse Ignored Suffering Patient
The Local ^ | 13 Apr 12

Posted on 04/15/2012 11:49:43 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A Swedish night shift nurse has been fired from a Gothenburg hospital for being high on cannabis and failing to notice a patient's rapidly deteriorating condition.

"You can't be stoned while on the job," Anne Skånberg of the human resources department of Sahlgrenska Hospital told The Local.

Staff at the hospital first noticed signs that the nurse, who had worked at the hospital for nearly a decade, may have been drugged after his questionable behavior in response to a patient's worsening condition.

The patient had previously been taken from intensive care to the regular ward, but when the patient’s symptoms deteriorated, the nurse, who was responsible for monitoring the patient, was nowhere to be seen.

Colleagues later described him as being "indifferent, absent, and detached" according to a report about the incident filed with the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen).

Following the incident, which took place in December 2011, the nurse was forced to take a drug test, which revealed he had been under the influence of cannabis.

"He had smoked hashish, but we're not sure if he did it at the hospital or before coming to work," said Skånberg.

According to Skånberg, the nurse has since been relieved of his position while the hospital awaits word of any additional consequences that might stem from a health board investigation of the incident in accordance with Lex Maria, the informal name for regulations governing the reporting of injuries or incidents in the Swedish health care system.

While she admitted that the hospital occasionally has problems with staff who steal medicines, Skånberg said it was "extremely rare" to have a nurse high while on duty.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: addiction; dopersrights; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; publicsafety; wod

1 posted on 04/15/2012 11:49:49 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
"I was gonna save her life........but then I got high......."

FMCDH(BITS)

2 posted on 04/15/2012 11:57:17 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: nickcarraway

A muslim male nurse?


3 posted on 04/15/2012 12:01:53 PM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: nickcarraway
Ah! The Peak of Prime Socialized medicine!

Death panel members will probably promote her!

4 posted on 04/15/2012 12:02:31 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: nickcarraway

This case is illustrating a point never brought up by the vice addicts seeking legalization of drugs.


5 posted on 04/15/2012 12:04:25 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Yeah, no one has ever been drunk at work and neglected their duty.


6 posted on 04/15/2012 12:06:17 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: nickcarraway

Someone send this to Stossel


7 posted on 04/15/2012 12:18:06 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: EEGator

Absolutely, that is why we need one more intoxicant as desired by vice addicts.


8 posted on 04/15/2012 12:21:00 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: nickcarraway
"You can't be stoned while on the job," Anne Skånberg of the human resources department of Sahlgrenska Hospital told The Local

The libertarians will be protesting angry, if they could get enough of them sober at one time.

9 posted on 04/15/2012 12:24:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: nickcarraway

Stoned swedish nurse...this thread is useless without pictures.


10 posted on 04/15/2012 12:32:18 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS; EEGator

We need to ban alcohol again, because that worked almost as well as the ban on pot is working.


11 posted on 04/15/2012 12:32:35 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

You need one more intoxicant in a hospital?


12 posted on 04/15/2012 12:35:32 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Do you actually believe people aren’t using it now? Now we just have more people in jail, and we’re lining the pockets of the Mexican cartels.


13 posted on 04/15/2012 12:37:37 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Crucial

That is why I clicked and I feel so jimped out


14 posted on 04/15/2012 12:39:55 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Crucial

15 posted on 04/15/2012 12:40:38 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: al baby

Ping to 15.


16 posted on 04/15/2012 12:41:49 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

My, my...they can check my blood pressure anytime.


17 posted on 04/15/2012 12:44:57 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: Magic Fingers

It’s almost the exact same, just now it’s Mexicans instead of Italians.


18 posted on 04/15/2012 12:49:12 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: nickcarraway
Stoned Swedish Nurse Ignored Suffering Patient

Wow, thank gawd. I thought I was in for a real moral dilemma until I saw that it was a male nurse. A stoned, female Swedish nurse? Now that could be a difficult situation...

19 posted on 04/15/2012 1:15:35 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: EEGator

“Do you actually believe people aren’t using it now? Now we just have more people in jail, and we’re lining the pockets of the Mexican cartels.”

Another plus is that we’re shooting more dogs. /s


20 posted on 04/15/2012 1:55:06 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: nickcarraway
"You can't be stoned while on the job," Anne Skånberg (...) told The Local.

"Yes we can!" (© Barack Obama)

21 posted on 04/15/2012 1:59:07 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Magic Fingers
And if we accidentally kick in a few wrong doors and murder a few innocent civilians, it's for the cheeruns!

Where in the constitution does it give govt the authority to regulate your flower garden?

22 posted on 04/15/2012 2:01:54 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: rawcatslyentist

“Where in the constitution does it give govt the authority to regulate your flower garden?”

Good question - still looking...


23 posted on 04/15/2012 2:11:16 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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