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Nurse arrested for breaking patients' ribs

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A nurse was arrested at a hospital in the town of Sayo, Hyogo Prefecture, on suspicion of pushing down on the chest of an elderly patient and breaking her ribs. Five other patients at the hospital were found to have had their ribs broken in a similar way.

According to police, in January, the nurse, Sayuri Hamuro, 26, used both hands to push down on the chest of an 85-year-old female patient hard enough to break her ribs. When it was noticed that another male patient had similarly received injury, a search revealed that six male and female elderly patients had suffered from broken ribs.

Police say Hamuro has admitted to the charges.

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I don't understand did she do this deliberately or was the pushing down on the ribs during CPR or something?

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Wow...that is just messed up. What is the time frame between each patient?

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I only heard bit and pieces on the Japanese news this morning. Something like she was stressed out or something. Geez. Poor elderly folks.

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Something like she was stressed out or something.

I love that excuse! It's gone out of favor recently, but I'm sure some will bring it back into style to explain away their violent behaviors.

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blvtzpk, is your best friend a nurse working in Japan? If not, you are ignorant of their hectic schedules. They are practically slaves. The government needs to take action to secure enough nurses and doctors. Some of these people actually work 24 hour shifts. It's enough to make anyone get stressed and eventually go crazy. They have no life apart from work.

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This is one sick woman. Reminds me of those people who torture cats and the like.

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poor nurse-- I doubt it was intentional...

my wife is a nurse at a large hospital, often working with senile seniors who dont know where they are after their families just dump them off at the hospital let the nurses watch them die alone.

recently during a night shift my wife had a senior patient screaming at night pulling our her IV and bleeding all over her because she woke up and and began to freak out post surgery (didnt know where she was). my wife changed the woman's clothing, one hour later more of the same, the next hour, same.

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poor nurse-- I doubt it was intentional...

You're not serious.

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hah yeah i agree i was a little quick on the "poor nurse" bit,

I dont know the situation that this nurse was working in, and yeah, the nurse would be this horrible sadist...

at the same time, this could be a hospital full of elderly people with glass bones who are fighting to get out of bed. Old people can be very crazy, and persistent. ...if it is understaffed, thats a major problem if you must restrain patients.

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I don't understand did she do this deliberately or was the pushing down on the ribs during CPR or something?

This is actually a fairly common occurrence when giving CPR to the elderly. That said, its a common enough occurrence that any competent nurse would know it, and check for cracked or broken ribs, and note the cause. The fact that this nurse did not do this, suggests that this was done deliberately.

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She admited to charges. This female nurse has no respect for patients and shouldn't be working as a 'NURSE,' instead she should be given job at the butchers. Assaulting elderly she tabled clear hate for them. Will she walk free with suspended sentence?

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This woman has admitted to deliberately breaking the elderly peoples' ribs because she was annoyed. Apparently they have all since died, most of them of pneumonia, although it's not certain that their deaths were directly related to the fractures. Broken bones at that age are never good though. Sympathy for this woman is misplaced, I'm afraid. She has committed quite a heinous crime.

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