Nurse guilty of pro­fes­sional mis­con­duct

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

TORONTO — An On­tario nurse who killed eight se­niors in her care has been found guilty of pro­fes­sional mis­con­duct and had her cer­ti­fi­ca­tion re­voked by the prov­ince’s nurs­ing reg­u­la­tor.

“This is the most egre­gious and dis­grace­ful con­duct this panel has ever con­sid­ered,” said Grace Fox, the chair of the five-per­son dis­ci­plinary panel at the Col­lege of Nurses of On­tario that heard El­iz­a­beth Wet­t­laufer’s case.

In June, Wet­t­laufer pleaded guilty to the first-de­gree mur­der of eight se­niors, at­tempted mur­der of four oth­ers and ag­gra­vated as­sault of two more peo­ple, all by way of in­sulin over­doses, be­tween 2007 and 2016.

She con­fessed to the mur­ders while at a psy­chi­atric hos­pi­tal in Toronto in the fall be­fore de­tail­ing the crimes to po­lice in Wood­stock, Ont. The dis­ci­plinary panel deemed Wet­t­laufer’s con­duct un­pro­fes­sional, dis­hon­ourable and dis­grace­ful.

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