Monday, July 31, 2006

"I felt helpless": Calgary woman left to miscarry in crowded ER waiting room

That is just... Despicable. Infuriating. Totally unacceptable.

The nursing staff who were on duty that night should be fired - absolutely.

7 comments:

Elliot said...

Check out this book cover:
http://rebeccaluellamiller.wordpress.com/2006/07/28/review-daughter-of-prophecy/

Anactoria said...

It won't open for me! Use HTML? :o)

Elliot said...

Just copy and paste!

Anonymous said...

Daughter of Prophecy

Try that. Hmph.

Melissa said...

I don't think that the nursing staff should be fired. Maybe some high ranking official, but not the nursing staff. It would be like firing me for scheduling appointments for Dr. Hildahl's patients so that there is a 2 hour wait. I was only doing what I was told. I'm not sure how much power over something like that the nurses would have.

Anactoria said...

I dunno, even lowly peons should have the common sense to know that a pregnant woman sitting in a pool of blood constitutes a definite emergency. They might have gotten in trouble for it, yes, but they definitely had the OPTION of running for help, going to a higher authority, calling a supervisor - SOMETHING, anything!

And yet they did nothing. So yes, it is definitely partially the responsibility of the idiots who left the hospital so understaffed. But the people who were on the scene, who were witnessing what was happening - they (in my opinion) are the most culpable.

Anactoria said...

Hmmm. Is that one of those rare reviews where the review is better then the actual book? :P

Or did you just direct me there for the picture...?