Thanks for the explanation. I've only heard the word Munchausen's thrown around a few times . One in particular was a nurse who gave tiny babies a shot and brought them to near death, called an ambulance or helicopter and rode with and while she was with them gave them another shot to counteract the death shot. I want to say she was from Texas or down South but its been years since I read the book. It was a true crime book and very interesting how long she was able to get away with this. Unless I'm mixed up, they actually had one baby under surveillance and saw her do something.( I could be wrong on that)<quoted text>
In almost no cases of successful prosecutions of women who clearly had Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy was the word Munchausen ever used. It won't be here, either. This not a legitimate diagnosis in the DSM. It is simply a term coined by those who noted a pattern of specific, abuse behavior on the part of parents.
No one will have to prove that Parker has Munchausens in order to successfully prosecute her for medical child abuse.
But it is clear that's her issue - faking or causing illness in her kids for attention.(The profit from fraud was just an added bonus to this criminal).
And, the husbands is such mothers fit a profile, based on my research. No court needs to prove a thing for that to be the case.
At any rate, this nurse didn't have any kids and I don't believe she was married,. She did all this just to "be somebody" important. She had a huge need to be a savior to all these infants She got huge accolades from saving an infant. If she would have stopped at a few, she never would have been caught, the infants couldn't speak yet so nobody had any idea By saving a dying infant, the parents were always incredibly thankful and she felt like she was an" angel of mercy," even tho she was the one who created the problem in the first place. There were many babies she "saved" before she got caught. Most of the time she was alone n the office when this happened or just had like a receptionist there. It took place in a small town and she was definitely a hero in their eyes.*I think most of the shots wee just a series of normal baby shots that they were being seen for.,I don't remember clearly, but I don't think any of the kids actually died, and I think she went t work for a hospital and that was how she eventually did get caught...
Did you ever read or hear about this nurse? They actually said over and over it was MbP in her case. I wish I could remember the author or name of the book, it was just crazy....