November 19, 2009

Report Said Hasan Had "Poor Judgement" and "Inappropriately Discussed Religious" Topics

Those "inappropriate religious topics"? Stuff like suicide bombings, beheading, and the supremacy of Islamic law. But, hey, religion is religion is religion. right?

The National Capital Consortium Psychiatry Residency Program Report to Credentials Commitee on CPT Nidal Hasan ss available here at NPR and it ain't pretty(.pdf).

May 17, 2007
Memorandum for: Credentials Committee
Subject: CPT Nidal Hasan

The Faculty has serious concerns about CPT Hasan’s professionalism and work ethic. Clinically he is competent to deliver safe patient care. But he demonstrates a pattern of poor judgment and a lack of professionalism. In his PGY-2 year, he was counseled for inappropriately discussing religious topics with his assigned patients.

The report goes on to say that in the opinion of the examiner.
In spite of all of this, I am not able to say he is not competent to graduate nor do I think a period of academic probation now at the end of his training will be beneficial. He would be able to contain his behavior enough to complete any period of probation successfully
So despite all the very serious concerns Hasan was passed on through the system. And people are now dead because of it.

The rest of the NPR story is here.

By Howie at 08:11 AM | Comments |