1. GP told his patient to dieArun Singhal is a general physician practicing at Liverpool, England. Back in the May of 2011, a woman on antidepressants sought to consult him; she was looking for a doctor to certify that she was unfit to stand as a witness for a rape case where she was a witness. She also admitted to having suicidal thoughts due to her medications not working as expected.
One would then think that Singhal would treat her in a professional manner – unfortunately, that was not the case. Instead, he told her that she was “disgrace”, and told her to “jolly well do it (kill herself) now,” and even told her that she could seek the internet
Unbeknownst to Singhal, his conversation was being recorded and a complaint was filed later. The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) later found him to be guilty of serious misconduct, and “… finds his conduct (to have) fell well below the standards expected of a medical practitioner,” and was slapped with a three-month suspension.
The incidents involved various instances of HIV-positive females being subjected to forced abortion due to the erroneous thought that “pregnancy ought to be prevented at all cost[s] in HIV-infected women,” which has led many healthcare providers in Kenya to
Patients given abortifacient against their will in sub-Saharan Africa
One woman in Namibia reported she was prescribed abortifacients against her will just because “her nurse did not think she should be pregnant.” The identity of the victim and the perpetrators are sealed by the ICW.
3. Forced rectal exam in emergency roomBrian Persaud was a construction worker that had sustained a head injury while on the
He was held down as he begged, “Please don’t do that.” Thereafter, he managed to free one of his hands and struck a doctor. That resulted in doctors sedating him; he woke up handcuffed to a bed and spent three days in a detention center.
“Psychologically, it changed his life completely,”
“He hasn’t been able to work. He has absolutely no trust in the system at all: doctors or the police. He has post-traumatic stress syndrome.”
Dr. Irving Friedman, a
4. Molestation while sedatedMichael T. Clarke is a doctor at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Centre in Syracuse, New York. While operating, he reported that he often felt “delighted” when he heard the sharp thwack of his palm slapping against the butt cheeks of his unconscious patients in the operating
His coworkers begged to differ; they described that while he was slapping the butt cheeks, he would often sputter sexually explicit insults along with the action. Notwithstanding, he was also known for passing inappropriate comments at hospitals staff.
He was suspended after investigations found he was
5. Elderly abuse in several healthcare facilitiesIn two other separate cases, an employee of UK-based Kirknowe Care Home was found to have fed dog food to dementia patients as a “joke”. At Williston Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Florida, what Tracie Nellis did could be counted as despicable - she fed hot sauce into the mouths of two sleeping dementia patients.
Separately, six employees, aged 23 to 51, at the Valley View Skilled Nursing Facility were discovered to have covered seven dementia patients with ointment all over their bodies. This was done as a prank for the next shift of employees, in addition to their thoughts
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