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To protect the public and ensure justice is done: an examination of the Philip Donnelly case

Long, T 1992, 'To protect the public and ensure justice is done: an examination of the Philip Donnelly case' , Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 17 (1) , pp. 5-9.

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Abstract

This paper constitutes a discussion of a case of sexual abuse of children by a nurse brought before the UKCC Professional Conduct Committee. Judgement was first deferred, and later the nurse was allowed to remain on the register and to practise as a nurse. The case is considered with reference to guidance from the UKCC in vanous documents The case for removal from the register is first established, drawing on the UKCC Code of Professional Conduct and the UKCC document 'With a View to Removal From the Register', and found to be more than adequate The case for leniency is then considered with further reference to UKCC policy, but is rejected. It is concluded that, on this occasion, the Professional Conduct Committee's findings were erroneous and indefensible.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal Of Advanced Nursing
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0309-2402
Depositing User: Professor Tony Long
Date Deposited: 15 May 2012 10:12
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:28
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/22698

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