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Ching Wan Fu, JG685766

The Member admitted that she engaged in professional misconduct by disregarding a patient’s plan of care when she transferred the patient using a stand lift. During the transfer, the Member bent the patient’s thumb and forced the patient’s hands into the stand lift. The Member also made inappropriate comments and gestures directed at the patient, including holding her finger close to the patient’s face, using words to the effect of “why can’t we just tranquilize her” and that the patient should be a boxer.

Based on the Member’s admissions, the Panel found the Member:

  • contravened a standard of practice of the profession or failed to meet the standards of practice of the profession;
  • verbally, physically and emotionally abused the patient; and
  • engaged in conduct, relevant to the practice of nursing, that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as dishonourable and unprofessional.

The College of Nurses of Ontario (“CNO”) and the Member presented the Panel with a Joint Submission on Order requesting that the Panel make an order that included the following:

  • an oral reprimand;
  • a 2-month suspension;
  • terms, conditions and limitations, including:
    • attending 2 meetings with a Regulatory Expert; and
    • employer notification for 9 months.

The Panel accepted the Joint Submission on Order, concluding that the proposed penalty was reasonable and in the public interest. 

Aggravating factors considered by the Panel included:

  • the Member admitted to serious abusive behaviour over a short time frame;
  • the Member disregarded a care plan;
  • the Member ignored a colleague’s suggestion when caring for the patient;
  • the Member showed poor role modeling and leadership when working with a Personal Support Worker; and
  • the patient was elderly and highly vulnerable.

Mitigating factors considered by the Panel included:

  • the Member has no prior history with the disciplinary committee;
  • the Member accepted responsibility for her actions early in the investigation;
  • the Member showed insight into her behaviour and was proactive as she started remedial work prior to the hearing; and
  • there was no evidence of harm or injury to the patient.
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