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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-27-10 12:19 AM
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192. I gave an example with an actual patient of mine
down thread.

He was a challenge, and not exactly due to the medical issues. But from the word go he treated my crew like crap because of their color of skin, and me since I am Jewish.

The whole experience was not easy... but in the end we, well I, reached him.

But I still gave him a choice, to be treated by us (he thought we were less than whale shit) or not. He was alert, conscious and capable of making that decision. (Nasty fall he took)

But in this case, well I understand the nurse's POV, but not justify it fully. That said, in a real emergency, unless there is a DNR... if she is the only person around, she will have to start CPR. And some families would have a problem with that. The patient, depends if they make it.
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