Staff at New Orleans hospital debated euthanizing patients

Staff at New Orleans hospital debated euthanizing patients

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) – Three days after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, staff members at the city’s Memorial Medical Center had repeated discussions about euthanizing patients they thought might not survive the ordeal, according to a doctor and nurse manager who were in the hospital at the time.

The Louisiana attorney general’s office is investigating allegations that mercy killings occurred and has requested that autopsies be performed on all 45 bodies taken from the hospital after the storm.

You can read the rest on the CNN link …the account is rather chilling. :frowning:

MEMO TO SELF:

In case of natural disaster stay as far from hospitals as possible. :eek:

[quote=Joe Kelley]MEMO TO SELF:

In case of natural disaster stay as far from hospitals as possible. :eek:
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Isn’t that the truth. :frowning:

[quote=maggieodae]Staff at New Orleans hospital debated euthanizing patients

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) – Three days after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, staff members at the city’s Memorial Medical Center had repeated discussions about euthanizing patients they thought might not survive the ordeal, according to a doctor and nurse manager who were in the hospital at the time.

The Louisiana attorney general’s office is investigating allegations that mercy killings occurred and has requested that autopsies be performed on all 45 bodies taken from the hospital after the storm.

You can read the rest on the CNN link …the account is rather chilling. :frowning:
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Perhaps in the time it took for “repeated discussions” to take place, they could have bundled up some of the patients in preparation for evacuation:rolleyes:

[quote=Giannawannabe]Perhaps in the time it took for “repeated discussions” to take place, they could have bundled up some of the patients in preparation for evacuation:rolleyes:
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Especially, as they all seem to have evacuated ok.

What do you expect from a culture of death in this society? :frowning: How sad.

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