A nurse at a hospital in Quebec has been sacked after a dying indigenous woman mocked hospital staff. Save Lives Nurse Hand Sign Peace Peace Love T-shirt
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The patient, Joyce Echaquan, recorded the footage on Monday on Facebook Live as she was being treated at the Save Lives Nurse Hand Sign Peace Peace Love T-shirt Régional de Lanaudière Central Hospital in Joliette for stomach pains.
In the video reviewed by NBC News, Echaquan made a very uncomfortable noise in his hospital bed. Hospital staff could be heard calling her “stupid as hell” in French while one nurse said Echaquan, a mother of seven, was “better at sex than anything else.” Echaquan, 37, died later that day.
The local public health department said it “found the comments heard in the Save Lives Nurse Hand Sign Peace Peace Love T-shirt video to be spread on social media as unacceptable” and “does not accept any such language for its employees within the organization.”
“The investigation is ongoing, and a nurse has been fired,” according to NBC News.
The video sparked protests outside the hospital. Quebec’s prime minister, François Legault, said on Tuesday that an anti-racism task force would “act” and make recommendations.
“First, I would like to offer my condolences to the family. Second, what happened is completely unacceptable,” he said, according to NBC News.
Perry Bellegarde, national head of the General Assembly of First Nations, said the incident has shown little progress since a government report last year showed racism in public health services against indigenous peoples.
“A year after the release of the Viens Commission Report, Joyce Echaquan, a young Atikamekv woman died in the face of extremely racist and unsomed taunts by Quebec health care workers,” he wrote on Twitter….