Fired for Refusing to Remove a Feeding Tube

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This message came from a BlogsforTerri reader:

I am an RN. Several years ago, I was wrongfully fired for refusing to remove a feeding tube from 2 patients who had been diagnosed as PVS like Terri. Neither patient was really PVS and no appropriate testing was done to make that determination. I witnessed how one of the patient's died. It was horrible! We won a lawsuit and then the state supreme court overturned the jury verdict that had been in our favor. I don't care what the motivations of the husband or parents are in this case. Starving and dehydrating people to death is wrong! It was determined to be cruel and unusual punishment as a mode of execution in capital cases. It is murder! If you have to starve & dehydrate a person to get them to die, then you'd better ask yourself the following question: Exactly how terminal is this person?! The answer is: They aren't terminal!

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1st I applaud you for standing up for what you feel is right.

No one can answer your question about "how terminal...?" Except of course, God. I thought your post the best place to add mine.

I agree, how terminal does one have to be to starve them to death or some more humane way to murder them? What about all the paraplegics; quadraplegics; & those that are menatlly disabled? Not many in these categories are ever going to get better either! Are we going to starve them & refuse them food too? & God forbid we do; what group is next? Soon they will tire of murdering the defenseless; they will find another group that disagrees with their agenda; & you know the rest of the story.

Hitler did it, Stalin did it, & throughout history we could name a thousand who have murdered their opponents or those deemed "undesirable." I don't believe it's the right of anyone to take a life in this way; her life is sustainable by reasonable measures.

..I totally agree with you.... starving anyone to death is cruel and unjust punishment..... it is a shameful and despicable practice.... i mean if everyone openly agrees that terri should not live, then why not murder her quickly? obviously, this "starvation" scenario, exists because, it is an act, that the perpetrators know is wrong, unjustified and unconscionable (sp?)that is why they have to do it this way...slowly and deliberately starve a human being to death..
mass murders on death row have a quicker death!

so sorry for you because in your profession you have to deal with all this, and for terri ofcourse.

god bless you and don't lose heart.
rita




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