Five nurses at Denver Health Medical Center were suspended for three weeks after they opened up a body bag to view a deceased patient’s genitals some weeks ago. The case was reported after a time to the administration by another nurse who heard a comment about the group.
The disciplined nurses admired the size of the deceased patient’s genitals and even later commented about it. “Multiple staff members viewed the victim while he was incapacitated, including after he was deceased,” a Denver Police report said. The police also allowed the hospital to handle the matter internally. The hospital made public the incident now but the names of the persons and the medical unit of the suspended nurses were not been communicated.
Denver Health Medical Center
One nurse no longer works at the hospital but the others returned to work. The incident – who violated the privacy of a person – is blamed by the moral code and the professional rules. Unfortunately, such things occur from time to time in the health units. No other charges were filled. The fact was largely presented in the local media. Denver Health Medical Center is a hospital in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Denver, founded in 1860. It is one of four Level I Trauma Centers in Colorado affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Children's Hospital Colorado and the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Aurora, Colorado.