Saturday, August 25, 2007

"Katrina" Doctor Cleared of Homicide Charges


Dr. Anna Pou has been cleared by the grand jury of all charges related to pushing versed and morphine on nine hopelessly suffering patients in the desperate, desperate days following Hurrican Katrina.

Thank goodness SOMEONE has developed some sense.

It looks like she is still facing civil suits, however.

Let's hope those juries have similar sensibilties and let this poor lady go ...

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2 Comments:

At August 26, 2007 at 8:51 AM, Blogger reform_normal said...

You think euthanasia is right?

After reading more disability blogs, I now think it's really iffy. Because sometimes what makes people want to die could be perfectly preventable societally-related factors like discrimination and the way people perceive value in life - things that shouldn't happen and are not entirely the person's choice or fault. If someone wants to die because they're in a wheelchair and they feel life is only valuable when they're not in a wheelchair...why do they feel that way? Is it because society doesn't provide many options for people in wheelchairs?

 
At August 26, 2007 at 10:31 PM, Blogger Axinar said...

This was a VERY unusual set of circumstances though. These people were in INCREDIBLE pain and discomfort with very little possibility of rescue.

I think what Dr. Pou and the two nurses did was utterly heroic. It's a crying shame they have to face trial over it ...

 

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