Sunday, 7 November 2010

The Nurse and 'Service User A'



There's nothing like a good Daily Mail story to brighten the day.

A psychiatric nurse, who gave a patient topless massages during a four-month affair, has been struck off.  The 42-year-old patient, who was injured in a motorcyle accident and suffered from depression, said the nurse was a 'big girl' and he was frightened of her.

He had once been her landlord and they met again when he was referred to North-West Shropshire's Community Mental Health Team in May 2007 suffering from depression.  'Service User A' also stated he 'didn't find her attractive'.

The panel chairman Lesley White said Roger-Hughes actions with the patient impacted not only impacted on 'Service User A' but his family and partner. 'The registrant has sown little insight into the impact that a sexual relationship would have on the health and wellbeing of a vulnerable patient and his family.

'This is not an isolated incident, the relationship was maintained over a period of months.

'Moreover, the behaviour was deliberate'.

Roger-Hughes, who left her post in January 2008, referred the case to the NMC herself.  She did not attend the Central London hearing and had previously written to the regulator saying she no longer wished to be a nurse.

I'm wondering why it took Service User A four months before reporting the sexual relationship, especially since he didn't find her attractive and also why the chairman mentioned the 'behaviour was deliberate'.  Surely a four month affair is deliberate.  Am I missing something?  No sniggering please.

14 comments:

Joe Public said...

In a later, unrelated statement, the NMC announced a new cure for stress in men had been discovered.

John said...

In my depression, I am haunted by a Black Dog. Nice. But I think I might prefer a Big Girl?

subrosa said...

Like it Joe. :)

subrosa said...

I think you may prefer that too John. Big Man sounds kind of ok for women, but only if massage is included.

Demetrius said...

He should be grateful she wasn't a midwife.

Surreptitious Evil said...

Maybe it took the wee wifey (okay, assumptions being made - she may be 6' 4" and 20 stone!) 4 months to figure out hubbie was shagging out of bounds? Easier for him to pretend that R-H had "taken advantage" rather than he was just being "a bloke"?

Cue the onward rampage of the offended bureaucracy.

Crinkly & Ragged Arsed Philosophers said...

Typical Mail, it doesn't say whether the patient was topless or the nurse?

JJ said...

She's so big...I was scared

Yeah right! He put up with it for four months. Had he lost the use of his legs...couldn't he just run away?

What a wimp...he enjoys all this topless massaging but when found out doesn't stand up to be counted.

If I was asked about it, I would have said..."Yes - I did have topless massage...so what, I bloody well enjoyed it!"

subrosa said...

Awe Demetrius, all the midwives I know are gentle people except one I will never forget. :)

subrosa said...

SE, Is any man coerced into a sexual relationship? I'm thinking from a physical viewpoint here and being a Sunday I won't expand - although he managed.

subrosa said...

I know RA, the Mail always leaves a little ambiguity in its articles. :)

subrosa said...

Erm JJ, I think he stood up quite often if it went on for 4 months, don't you.

cynicalHighlander said...

Can anyone blame him!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8105297/Woman-gains-gurning-title.html

subrosa said...

Ouch CH!

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