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Stephen Hawking’s nurse suspended over poor care of late physicist

It’s been about a year since the world lost one of its brightest minds. Stephen Hawking, who devoted his life to science while battling a debilitating motor neuron disease for over half a century, passed away in his home in Cambridge, England and now his nurse is under extreme scrutiny for how she cared for the aging physicist. Patricia Dowdy, a 61-year-old caregiver, was Hawking’s nurse for 15 years and while a new investigation doesn’t link her to Hawking’s death, she has been suspended over what is being called “misconduct” related to her time caring for the scientist. As BBC reports, Dowdy is the subject of an investigation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in London. A six-week hearing, which remains ongoing and ...