Lethal injection nurse??? - page 4

hi everyone, I just read that some states are looking into having nurses administer lethal injections to death row inmates. Since I have a questionable source my question will be hypothetical. ... Read More

  1. by   nursing 101
    I'm sorry I would not participate in such a thing...
    But just wondering why would they need an RN anyway? To make sure that the injection is really deadly or not? To make sure that the needle is sterile? I mean what's the reasoning? If you gonna kill someone why do you need somebody that has studied to preserve human life... To bring the sick back to health... To bring the almost dead back to life... I thought nursing was about nurturing, caring and preserving life... IMHO anyways...
  2. by   canoehead
    I think anyone who could follow a recipe could prepare and administer the injection. After all, if they make a mistake what could happen (the patient lives) and they can try again.

    Student nurses could line up to start IV's on the condemned man, and why not save the body and harvest organs. Let them SAVE some lives before they go.

    I personally think that life in prison is more appropriate, but you wouldn't catch me authorizing any suicide watches. If they want to check out fine. But if they want to work and better themselves I'm all for providing the library, teachers and counsellors to help them do that. I know, I know, honest hardworking people don't get those opportunities but if someone has been given the shaft earlier in life and they are willing to work right now, I want to support them.
  3. by   boobaby42
    Don't think I could kill somebody. I have tried very hard NOT to kill people when I give injections! I have a reccurring nightmare about hitting that nerve so close to the target in the gluteal muscle. I would never sleep again if I did that.
    So, no not me. Unless, the individual on death row had hurt my child. Ok, I'm a hypocrit.
  4. by   nwootenLPN
    I am not against the death penalty, however I think it would go against our code of ethics. Nursing is a caring role, and we (should) strive to provide care and be non-judgemental. We care in a holistic manner and do all we can to meet the needs of "sick" patients. Obviously we have our opinions on how to deal with punishment of murderers, but our opinions must be left to ourselves. We all took the Nightingale Pledge.
  5. by   blondy2061h
    Quote from nurs4kids
    I'd be in line right behind kewlnurse! My BIBLE speaks of "an eye for an eye...". Personally though, I think it should be TWO eyes for an eye.
    You seriously need to re-read that passage if that's your interpretation of it. Hammurabi actually said an eye for an eye.
  6. by   Scrubby
    I personally believe the death penalty is barbaric. If someone is guilty then let them rot in jail for the rest of their life.

    I think anyone who could participate in actively killing someone shouldn't call themselves a nurse.

    I'm thankful I live in a country civilised enough not to resort to the death penalty anymore.
  7. by   Scrubby
    Quote from P_RN
    The man who murdered my first cousin with a tire iron for his small paycheck is currently on death row in Florida. He also killed several people from Florida through Ga and into NC before he was caught.

    "Old Sparky" is no longer an option in Florida...too bad.

    Frankly I really would like to see the eye for an eye extend to the means of capital punishment.

    IE: child beaten to death......same
    grandfather kicked to death...same
    Kidnap victim brutalized......
    Get the picture?
    Quite frankly I feel nauseated reading your post. Sorry your relative was murdered but I'm reading a lot of hatred here and it's disturbing.
  8. by   Jonathank
    No way, no how. Not on a train, not in the rain. Not in a box, not with a fox. Not on a boat, not with a goat.
  9. by   April, RN
    Just FYI, some of you are replying to posts that are 9 years old.
  10. by   Jonathank
    Quote from April, RN
    Just FYI, some of you are replying to posts that are 9 years old.
    Stuff happens. The world won't end. Besides: once the first person bumps it, it kind of becomes new again.
  11. by   April, RN
    Quote from Jonathank
    Stuff happens. The world won't end. Besides: once the first person bumps it, it kind of becomes new again.
    Yes, you're right... the topic is still a valid one. I was more referring to those who were quoting specific posts. There's a good chance they won't be replying back anytime soon!
  12. by   rnmi2004
    Quote from nwootenLPN
    I am not against the death penalty, however I think it would go against our code of ethics. Nursing is a caring role, and we (should) strive to provide care and be non-judgemental. We care in a holistic manner and do all we can to meet the needs of "sick" patients. Obviously we have our opinions on how to deal with punishment of murderers, but our opinions must be left to ourselves. We all took the Nightingale Pledge.
    1. We are allowed to voice opinions.

    2. I did not take any pledge, Nightingale or otherwise.
  13. by   nwootenLPN
    Quote from rnmi2004
    1. We are allowed to voice opinions.

    2. I did not take any pledge, Nightingale or otherwise.
    You are right we are allowed to express our opinions, what i was referring to was not in a blog site, but at the bedside. And I have to say that you are the first nurse (you are a nurse right?) who has never taken that pledge, did you have a pinning ceremony?

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