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Don't report gory details

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Shame on you, staff of the Telegraph, for your recent headline, "Pick-up driver found spitting up blood." I am a registered nurse who works the streets with paramedics every day and have done so for 30 years. I have taken a professional and ethical oath to not share details or pathophysiology of patients with others. You need to learn a little bit of sensitivity when reporting bystander hearsay regarding medical issues and think about your own "ethics." Think about it. If this man were your father, would like to read in the local paper that in his last moments of life he was spitting up blood? Is that a visual that is appropriate? Think about this next time you report what a bystander tells you. It doesn't sell papers or gain respect in any way. Vicki Wolf, RN, Folsom