A nurse working at a men's prison has been found guilty of professional misconduct for inappropriately accessing information about a nursing colleague's "decades prior" convictions from a confidential work source. The nurse obtained the information to attempt to discredit the colleague's evidence given at an inquest into the suicide of a prisoner, at which the nurse's decision-making was at issue. The Coroner proposed to (and ultimately did) make significant criticisms about the nurse. The Tribunal described the nurse's actions as "an unprofessional and inept attempt to significantly discredit another nurse" and concluded that the actions brought discredit to the profession. The nurse was censured: "health practitioners must take their responsibilities with regard to confidentiality of information in their workplace very seriously"; and was ordered to pay costs of $12,700. John Malcolm Carrington (427/Nur11/193P).