Scots nurse cautioned for ‘enjoying chappy’ on affected person’s door

A SCOTS nurse has been given a warning order by the nursing regulator after ‘enjoying chappy’ on a affected person’s door.

Douglas Masson admitted knocking on the weak man’s door earlier than instantly hiding in September 2019 whereas working at Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

The psychological well being nurse, who has practised for 30 years, was discovered to have put the affected person who suffered from paranoia vulnerable to hurt by doing so.

Outdoors the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. (C) Google Maps.

Mr Masson apologised to the service person, nonetheless he confronted a listening to in entrance of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which lasted a number of days.

Paperwork launched at present (THUR) revealed that following an investigation Mr Masson was issued with a warning order which can keep on his registration for 2 years.

The NMC stated: “In September 2019, on a minimum of one event knocked on Affected person A’s door after which hid.

“The panel finds that Affected person A was put vulnerable to psychological and or emotional hurt on account of your misconduct.

“The panel additionally finds that your misconduct had breached the elemental tenets of the nursing career and subsequently introduced its repute into disrepute.

“The panel bore in thoughts that, though you can not clarify your actions, you recognise what you probably did fallacious. Moreover, it was an remoted incident.

“It additionally famous the coaching that you’ve got since undertaken in addition to your reflective assertion and optimistic testimonials.

“Nevertheless, the panel thought-about {that a} totally knowledgeable member of the general public could be involved to be taught of your actions in the course of the course of your skilled work.

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“You breached elementary tenets of the nursing career and should have recognized higher.

“Having regard to the entire above, the panel was glad that your health to practise is at the moment impaired.”

Mr Masson was discovered to have proven real regret for his actions.

Following the listening to, the NMC determined that Douglas’ health to practise is at the moment impaired.

The panel have famous that Douglas apologised to the affected person and has “proven real regret” for his actions.

Mr Masson was additionally accused of telling the affected person on a separate event that he was “delusional” and “you received’t be getting out of right here”.

The panel discovered that there was not sufficient proof to help this allegation.