By Joshua Rhett Miller. May 7, am Updated May 7, am. Ashley Ann Smith, 30, of Dravosburg, is facing 30 counts — including invasion of privacy and abuse of care — in connection with photographs she took while working as a licensed practical nurse at Kane McKeesport Community Living Center, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
A nurse who allegedly took secret semi-naked photos of staff and patients at a private hospital has been charged. Cleaners initially discovered covert cameras hidden in the female change room earlier this year. Devices were wedged between the lockers and toilet walls and a police investigation launched. One staff member said they worried patients had been filmed in their beds as they recovered from surgery. Dr David Vivian, the hospital's medical director, said Farrow was 'immediately dismissed'. Farrow had been working at the hospital for around two years and had not been disciplined at any time during this period, 9News reported. A staff memorandum was also circulated in March with updates of the police probe. Counselling services have reportedly been offered to staff, and workplace health and safety regulators have run security checks in the hospital. The hospital released a statement to say it took the matter seriously.
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I work with a lot of female nurses in the operating room. You leave your naughtiness out the door once you enter the operating room. It is not a place for any tiny feeling like that. Patients are covered with sheets and sterile drapes during surgery. You don't see much. You also have to develop a kind of psychological distance from patients during surgery because it is a hard thing to see another human deliberately cut open. I was far more likely to see naked patients in the course of routine care.
Many people believe that they can't do anything to protect their privacy online , but that's not true. There actually are simple steps to dramatically reduce online tracking. I worked in a University of Florida pediatric clinic where numerous specialists rotated through. Different specialties wanted different things. The cardiologists wanted their patients to disrobe. So one day I had an adult woman completely disrobe, and of course gave her a gown to put on. Both the physician and the woman were embarrassed. The physician told me that, in the future, let patients keep on their underwear. Remember, you have every right to request that an assistant come in the room in addition to you and the physician if anything makes you the least bit uncomfortable. I would find a different dentist.