March 30, 2009
MUSLIM NURSE LEAVES DYING CANCER PATIENT COVERED IN VOMIT
Well here’s a news story that will make your stomach roll and blood boil.
A muslim nurse, trained in Pakistan, defied orders given to him by his supervising nurse, to clean up a helpless, dying cancer patient who had been sick on himself.
“NMC chair Anna Robinson said: “The nurse left one of his patients in vomit for two to three hours. We heard that the patient was at the end of his life and his wife was extremely upset by this.
“The nurse was asked at least twice to clean up the patient, but did not do so. This behaviour is totally unacceptable in a nurse.We have heard no evidence of any regret or apology.”
NOTE – there was NO apology or any type of regret from Muhammed Shakeel.
What is also alarming as it was clear from the beginning that Shakeel was not only ill trained but lacked the skills and temperament needed to be employed as a nurse – particularly with seriously ill patients – yet he was still hired and allowed to carry on mistreating patients for nearly one year.
“Shortly after induction it became apparent that there were serious concerns regarding his practice and that he was not performing to a standard expected of a qualified nurse. “
I recently exposed the Muslim Doctors and Dentists Association of the UK lack of concern for the non-muslim patient – according to their own constitution:
“NO WHERE IS IT FOUND THAT THE MUSLIM DOCTORS AND DENTISTS HAVE AS THEIR PRIME OBJECTIVE THE GOOD HEALTH OF THE NON MUSLIM BRITISH PEOPLE- in fact- the British people in general are not even given a mention as only muslims are a worthwhile. ” Link to this post
So perhaps Shakeel was practicing exactly as he had been taught in Pakistan – that the kuffar patients are of lesser value and concern? Something all non-muslim current and future patients should consider when seeking or under medical care.
It is also interesting that this story, like so many others regarding “bad behavior” muslims, remains local news. One can only imagine if substandard and cruel care had been given by an unapologetic British nurse towards a muslim patient how the mainstream media would be crawling all over the story and printing front page headlines telling of the abuse of a dying muslim – no doubt touting it as sign of muslim victimhood = (myth of) Islamophobia.
Thankfully Muhammed Shakeel has been dismissed from nursing (expect a discrimination lawsuit to follow).
I’m posting the entire news article – as it is likely to soon “disappear”:
March 28, 2009
A NURSE who left a cancer patient covered in sick during the last few hours of his life has been kicked out of the profession.
Muhammed Shakeel, 32, failed to provide basic care to patients during an 11-month stint on the Critical Care Unit at The Christie hospital in 2005.
The nurse was struck off the nursing register after the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) found him guilty of misconduct.
NMC chair Anna Robinson said: “The nurse left one of his patients in vomit for two to three hours. We heard that the patient was at the end of his life and his wife was extremely upset by this.
“The nurse was asked at least twice to clean up the patient, but did not do so. This behaviour is totally unacceptable in a nurse.We have heard no evidence of any regret or apology.
“The misconduct was a serious departure from the relevant standards set out in the code of practice. We are sure that there is a continuing risk to patients if he continued to practise. Public confidence in the NMC would be undermined if he was not removed from the register.”
Adrianna McDonnell, for the NMC, added: “The patient’s wife was highly distressed and approached a hospital doctor following an unsuccessful attempt to liaise with Shakeel regarding the issue.
“The woman was very upset that for the last few hours of her husband’s life he had been left covered in vomit.”
Mrs McDonnell said on one occasion Shakeel refused to complete handover documentation because he felt ‘it was not his responsibility to do so’.
She said the nurse would not accept he had inserted a catheter into a patient’s vein despite being told what had happened by a doctor.
Shakeel also ‘grabbed’ a patient’s arm and attempted to remove a dressing without his consent.
Shakeel was asked to undergo a period of supervised practice. But problems continued, notably with his communication, record keeping and professionalism.
A spokeswoman for The Christie said: “Mohammed Shakeel qualified with a nursing diploma in Pakistan and was recruited to the High Dependency Unit with appropriate references in January 2005.
“Shortly after induction it became apparent that there were serious concerns regarding his practice and that he was not performing to a standard expected of a qualified nurse.
“He received intensive training, mentorship and considerable supervision by senior nursing staff, yet he failed to make any improvement. His progress was closely monitored under the trust’s capability policy and further measures were put into place to address the significant shortfalls in his practice.
“Despite these attempts Mohammed Shakeel made no progress and was dismissed from the trust within a year of recruitment. Following his dismissal his case was referred by the trust to the NMC.”