Elderly woman dies because nurse refused to give CPR

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    The 911 operator commanded her to do CPR or find someone that could. To those who say George Zimmerman should have followed the command of 911, is this woman guilty of a crime too?
     
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    I've never heard of a nursing home having that type of policy. Really bizarre.
     
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    Sad story but read it all because novasteve is spinning it.
     
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    The only thing I can think of right now and I may be wrong.
    The facility is protecting themselves against a lawsuit.
    But I believe no jury will find against someone trying to administer a life saving procedure.
    I think it's called the good Samaritan law.

    But I'm sure there are a few John Edwards or Gloria Alred types that would sue and force the facility and the employee to spend thousands of dollars in attorney fees.
     
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    She was commanded by 911 to give CPR, she refused to and refused to find someone else. If george zimmerman is guilty of not folliwing a 911 command, isn't she? Doesn't a nurse have a legal duty to render medical aid to their patients unless she had a living will or something else indicating she didn't want it?
     
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    She's a nurse, she should have given cpr.

    What kind of policy is it that does not give any type of medical assistance (again, she is a nurse) to someone who needs it?
     
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    911 is her boss?

    those old folks knew the rules when they signed on to live there.
    but some seem to think that nanny state govt should take over the private industry and void the residents contract.

    We do not know, perhaps the woman that died had a DNR document filed?

    Anyone give me CPR and I will sue their ass off.
     
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    Apparently 911 was Zimmerman's boss.
     
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    U R dumpass for making the comparison.
     

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