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Tue Aug 11, 2015, 02:13 PM

 

Medical student in Mexico under fire for posting selfie with dying patient

Source: sfgate



A medical student at the Universidad del Valle de Mexico in the border city of Reynosa, near Hidalgo, Texas, is coming under fire this morning after snapping a photo with a dying woman as a souvenir for her first day on the job.

The student, identified as María José González by Mexican news outlet Proceso.com.mx, reportedly found the woman in serious condition while on duty at the university’s hospital when she decided to take a “selfieeee,” according to screenshots of the photo.

The photo, which was originally uploaded to messaging app Whatsapp, has been circulating around social media and gaining criticism from Twitter users who call González a “stupid student.”

González replied to the criticism by posting an apology in Spanish on her Facebook account, saying she snapped the photo as a keepsake for the first day of her internship, but never intended for it to be published on social media.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/us-world/border-mexico/article/Med-student-in-Mexico-under-fire-for-posting-6437524.php

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Reply Medical student in Mexico under fire for posting selfie with dying patient (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2015 OP
marble falls Aug 2015 #1
mpcamb Aug 2015 #13
marble falls Aug 2015 #16
irisblue Aug 2015 #2
magical thyme Aug 2015 #3
irisblue Aug 2015 #5
Xithras Aug 2015 #8
magical thyme Aug 2015 #9
mpcamb Aug 2015 #14
LisaL Aug 2015 #10
Xithras Aug 2015 #12
secondvariety Aug 2015 #4
fbc Aug 2015 #6
REP Aug 2015 #7
Judi Lynn Aug 2015 #11
mpcamb Aug 2015 #15

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 02:23 PM

1. Young and stupid. Getting caught has to just about enough punishment.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 08:01 PM

13. I'd say sit it out for a year.

See if that career is one you ought to pursue.

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 10:35 PM

16. That seems reasonable, too. Maybe some courses on medical ethics

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 02:36 PM

2. a section of the 2005 updated Hippocratic Oath

I am sure there is something very similar in Mexico.



" I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. "


This is repulsive.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 02:53 PM

3. never intended for it to be published on social media.

 

so is she saying the photo uploaded itself?

I struggle to upload pix from my phone. Where do you buy the phones with self-loading pix?

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 03:21 PM

5. Retired Radiographer to Retired Med Technologist

Her judgment will be always be suspect because of this. This is a big mistake, likely not recoverable this year.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 04:36 PM

8. She says it was in a collection of photos stolen from her computer.

Her explanation says that she met the woman on her first day at work, and was one of her first patients. She took the photo as a personal momento of her first patient, after she'd talked with the patient for a while about the patients life AND the patient had given her permission for the photo. Contrary to media claims, she says that the woman was not dying, and that she wasn't trying to make light of anything.

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Response to Xithras (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 05:05 PM

9. well I can't speak for other hospitals

 

but at both the hospital and the urgent care center where I work, we are not permitted to have our cell phones our work areas due to the potential for disruptions to us, to other staff or to the patients.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 08:03 PM

14. Good rule.

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Response to Xithras (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 05:13 PM

10. No, she says it somehow leaked from her private computer.

I hate when that happens.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 06:15 PM

12. You know it happens every day, right?

Boards like 4Chan have thriving communities dedicated to doxing innocent people, and sites like Doxbin exist solely to redistribute this kind of stuff. Pretty young women like this one are especially at risk, because there's a better chance at finding nude or seminude photos that can either be resold or used to extort the victim.

It happens every single day. The giveaway that she may have been a doxing victim is the fact that a screenshot of her Facebook homepage was in the images being distributed. Facebook screenshots like that are a way for doxxers to both include the victims identity in the dump, and to prove to people that the dump is legitimate.

Unless someone has a shot of this image posted in one of her own social media feeds, there's no reason to question her claim that she was a doxing victim.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 03:17 PM

4. Shithead.

Let's hope she's soon an ex-medical student.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 03:47 PM

6. Dumb mistake, but does she deserve to have her life ruined?

 

I don't think so.

Hopefully it will be a learning experience for her.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 04:36 PM

7. "I went to make a call and a lady was dying - and then selfieeee"

Sure, this was never meant to be uploaded.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 05:15 PM

11. Maybe she did it because the other patients would need to be asked

if she could take her selfie with them. Maybe there's actually a very simple, even if stupid, reason.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 08:07 PM

15. Sorry. It's wrong.

35 years in the ER.

People need their dignity and their privacy.
Cover it any way you want. Rookie mistake, but a big one.
Sit it out a year and reflect.

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