I was appalled to read that a doctor has been accused of murder in 25 patient overdose deaths today. Apparently, this has been all over the news. 48 nurses and pharmacists have also been reported for carrying out the orders for this physician.
You can read the article here: https://www.yahoo.com/news/news/prosecutor-discuss-doctor-accused-ordering-135651694.html
This is palliative care people. These are patients that are dying and nothing else can be done, but make them comfortable. If that means they are given a little too much medication and it hastens their inevitable death then that is a very humane way to die. I believe there are a lot of Hospice nurses that would agree here.
This is getting out of control. People die and I believe it’s cruel to try to stop them by hydrating them, feed them and put PICC lines in them. Family members need to understand that there are many procedures conducted on patients that are completely cruel, just for the sake of the family members and their selfish wishes. If you love your family, let them die when it is that time.
The news media wants you to believe that this doctor was incompetent and intentionally murdered people and as a result of that, the nurses and pharmacists involved are also certain to be disciplined, possibly lose their licenses and possibly end up in prison, along with the doctor.
If this nonsense continues patients who are suffering while they are dying will be left to suffer because physicians, pharmacists, and nurses will be too afraid to give them the pain medication they desperately need to die in a dignified and comfortable way.