DENVER, CO — Five nurses at the Denver Health Medical Center were placed on three-week suspension after they allegedly gawked at a male patient’s genitals as he lay dying.
Later, reportedly, after the patient had passed away, some of the nurses opened the body bag to ogle what the dead man was packing in there.
According to a police report:
“Multiple staff members viewed the victim while he was incapacitated, including after he was deceased.”
The incidents supposedly happened between March 31 and April 3. Another nurse claimed that she heard some of her colleagues talking to one another about eyeballing the infirm man’s penis and testicles. She officially filed a report on May 8.
The Denver PD decided to let the hospital handle the matter internally. Initially, the Medical Center suspended just two nurses. Later, the total rose to five.
Denver Health Medical Center spokesman Josh Rasmussen called the punishments “serious” and remarked that the disciplinary measures will be part of the staffers’ permanent records.
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