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Nurses fired after viral video mocking patient – Reuters


The clip poked fun at moms-to-be refusing medication and dads asking for a paternity test

A US hospital has fired four nurses who appeared in a TikTok video mocking patient demands and behavior. Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare called the foursome “former employeesin an Instagram post on Friday.

The 60-second clip, viewed hundreds of thousands of times, shows nurses mocking people who ask “take a shower and eat“on arrival at the hospital to induce labor, refuse pain medication despite obvious pain, or”interrogate [the nurse] how much does the baby weigh, and it is still in your hands.”

Fathers who demanded a paternity test right after birth also scoffed, and one nurse quoted “when you go from room to room between a baby-mama and your other baby-mama” like her “shit.“‘Icks’, as seen on social media, are nasty quirks that trigger”a sudden feeling of revulsion and total abandonment from someone you are dating.”

The hospital’s statement regarding the video acknowledged that “it included disrespectful and unprofessional comments about maternity patients at Emory University Hospital in Midtown.” He also revealed that Emory had “investigated the situation and took appropriate action with the former employees responsible for the video.

This video does not represent our commitment to patient and family centered care and falls far short of the values ​​and standards we expect every member of our team to embrace and demonstrate.reads Emory’s statement.

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While no direct causal link has been established between the video and the nurses’ “former employee” status, Emory Healthcare confirmed to local media via email that the hospital system has a policy on social media. that employees must follow.

The original TikTok post, written by user @hanhinton on Thursday, was deleted after a flood of angry responses, but not before being reposted elsewhere. One of the reposts included a screenshot of Hinton’s Facebook profile, which describes her as a registered labor and delivery nurse at Emory Healthcare, though her profile is no longer public and it’s unclear if she still works there in any role.

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