Family: Woman denied CPR wanted no intervention
A woman who died after a nurse at her elder home refused to provide CPR had chosen to live in a facility without medical staff and wanted to pass away without life-prolonging intervention, her family said Tuesday.
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#1 Mar 6, 2013
Well if the family is all fine with it why the frack didn't they have her sign a DNR. I smell stink here somewhere and I'm not just talking about ignorant nurses.
I think the daughter said she was a nurse and was not mad at what happend. But being a so called heath CARE "PROfessional" I expect more including a documented DNR.
And having so called health care professionals in the family they should know better than anyone what really goes on in a retirement home. Besides neglect the most common complaint is THEFT, they are robbed blind in many cases. And they are literally left to rot. That is old school thinking. If the senior has no hindering medical issues and enough money for a "home" then spend it on a real house, condo or apt. Activity including physical and mental tasks help keep them sharp.
The family is complainig the 'event' was escalated by the media-bullsh%t ! The family was the one apparently ok letting their mom or grandmother in no medical services retirement home with NO DNR where the only option was 911-A PUBLIC SERVICE. Sorry for their loss but they are talking like ignorant morons.
I would do a full autopsy this woman and do some investigating on her estate, finances and dealings for starters. The 'it's not my job' nurse still needs to be investigated and/or punished.
#2 Mar 6, 2013
What gets me, we have things like DNR and Living Wills to say you dont want to be put on life saving machines, or to pull the plug if you are on one... YET, we can't have assisted suicide for those dying of painful terminal disease and want to end it.
#3 Mar 6, 2013
I think DNR is ment to simply revive you and not cure you. Do you want to be revived with extraordinary measures is the question. To me CPR isn't extra ordinary. It may come with risk but it's nothing special.
The family "says" the mother didn't want extraordinary means or go in peace etc but I don't think any documentation has been provided to that affect.
It's one thing to go in your own bed but on a dinning room floor in a public place?
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