Nursing association investigating videoing of Rico Swavey, expert urges disciplinary actions

 The Lagos Branch of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives has stated that investigations are underway to envision the reality at the back of the video circulating the net indicating that a nurse changed into answerable for videoing the now past due affected person, Patrick Fakoya popularly called Rico Swavey, in place of getting to him.

In the quick video clip circulating throughout social media, an unidentified individual, presumed to be a nurse, recorded the affected person who changed into located on oxygen as different nurses struggled to raise him.

As the unidentified individual recorded the video, any other nurse changed into stuck on digital digicam cautioning them to prevent recording the affected person.

Speaking with PUNCH HealthWise, the Lagos nation chairman of the NANNM, Comrade Olurotimi Awojide, stated that withinside the nursing profession, the privateness of the customers could be very important.

He disclosed that investigations could verify the reality at the back of the video and if a nurse is discovered to be the wrongdoer, good enough disciplinary measures might be taken.

He stated, “from the voice withinside the background, one should listen the nurses telling a person at the back of the digital digicam that they need to come and help her, why are they videoing, are they prepurported to be videoing?

“So, from there you’d see that, well, it’s an assumption, that in all likelihood the individual even doing the video isn't a nurse. But the nurse changed into already telling them, please, come and help me, it isn't a video you're prepurported to be doing.

“We are nevertheless investigating and it's far a personal health center so we ought to get suitable statistics approximately the incident. For now, it's far too early for me to make feedback on that video.”

Awojide additionally said that as investigations could be finished to discover if the individual at the back of the video is a nurse, it have to be stated that now no longer anybody who dons a white uniform is a nurse.

This is “due to the fact a nurse have to have passed through schooling, be registered with the applicable councils in Nigeria, certified to practice. Some of those human beings put on the uniform at the same time as they may be now no longer nurses.”

Also talking with our correspondent, a public fitness expert, Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor, stated it's far unethical for a affected person to be recorded as it's far a breach in their privateness.

He in addition known as at the nursing affiliation to take vital movements if the wrongdoer is a nurse.

He stated, “I’ve now no longer watched the video. I don’t need to look at it due to the fact it's far unethical. If the person that recorded the video is discovered to be a nurse, she or he have to be punished via way of means of the health center and via way of means of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

“Recording films of human beings, specifically sufferers with out their consent is unethical and illegal. 

“After the punishments via way of means of the health center and the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the nurses have to go through obligatory schooling on affected person-targeted care.”

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