A NURSE who told a dying dementia patient it was "time for the big sleep" has been struck off.
A NURSE who told a dying dementia patient it was \"time for the big sleep\" has been struck off.
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Shiona Nelson made the comment in front of the woman's relatives, one of whom fled the room in tears.
Nelson, from Kirkcaldy, Fife, was in charge of training young nurses in a care home in the town. Following a disciplinary hearing in Edinburgh, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) said her behaviour was "wholly unacceptable" and that she was unfit to practise.
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