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Nurses Get Pushed Around, Again



A maternity ward scuffle between a high-profile parent and a pair of nurses leads to questions about hospital security and violence against nurses.



4 comments on "Nurses Get Pushed Around, Again"
Robert Prehn (3/5/2012 at 2:27 PM)

Congratulations to the nurses for doing their duty. Congratulations to the hospital's administration for standing behind their nurses 100%. Shame on Mr Kennedy for his behavior.
long time RN (3/3/2012 at 10:46 AM)

Immediately on hearing this news, knew something was 'fishy'. Fathers are not allowed to simply waltz out of the hospital with their newborns for some 'fresh air'. I suspect there is much more to this story that is unreported and I commend the nurses involved for doing the right thing. Mr. Kennedy should be ashamed of himself.
Purnima Krishna (2/29/2012 at 12:12 PM)

Being a nurse myself, I was appalled by the incident. This matter should be looked into deeply on the abuse of nurses. The nurses were called "aggresors" by the doctor who witnessed the incident is a total shame. Let him be the buddy of the most influential person in this world but he failed to follow the hospitals rules and of course failed to support his own colleagues. Taking out the newborn baby of the high profile parent outside for "fresh air" in winter seems a little odd idea to begin with. At the end, I am glad that the hospital is supportive of it's nurses.
smeskill (2/29/2012 at 11:58 AM)

A great article touching on a very serious subject. I work in the quality department of a Community Hospital and can attest to the violence that takes place. I have to say that any responsible adult who is a new parent must realize that you can't just walk in and take a baby out of the hospital whether your name is Kennedy, Smith, or Jones. Be a grown up, appreciate the fact that there are people willing to do whatever it takes to protect your child, and yes - say THANK YOU!