Must be cultural

Posted: March 10, 2011 in Law & Disorder, NHS WATCH

IlieA Pakistani-trained nurse who clasped her hand over a patient’s mouth and told him to ‘shut up’ did not realise her actions were unacceptable in the UK, a tribunal has ruled.

Shabana Tabassam, 38, was found guilty of misconduct by the Nursing and Midwifery Council but escaped punishment after struggling with ‘cultural and language differences’.

After a misconduct panel accepted that she would act differently in future, Tabassam is free to continue working in nursing without any restriction or blemish on her registration.

A man who tried to slice a puppy’s ear off following a tiff with his girlfriend has been jailed.

Shamrez Ali Wasim, 27, used a knife or scissors to attack the three-week-old Staffordshire bull-terrier cross in Newsome.

The animal was left “screaming” in agony as its right ear hung by a thread.
Wasim, of Kirkstone Avenue in Dalton, was jailed for 20 weeks after he was found guilty by Huddersfield magistrates yesterday after a trial.

Full story plus picture of poor dog click HERE

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