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A REGISTERED general and obstetric nurse, who treated vulnerable, elderly patients roughly, has been found guilty of professional misconduct by Nursing Council The nurse's name has been removed from the register of nurses for 12 months.
The Preliminary Proceedings Committee (PCC) charged the nurse with:
* verbal abuse and/or rudeness to residents where she worked;
* physical abuse and rough handling of residents; and
* compromising the residents' safety and wellbeing through neglect of her responsibilities.
The Council, in its December 2002 decision, found all three charges proven. It held that such conduct was an unacceptable way …