Nurses Who Have Killed - page 5

by TheCommuter 24,120 Views | 83 Comments Senior Moderator

Some people would say that the very mention of murderous nurses is unbecoming on a professional nursing forum. In fact, others would say that that this subject is downright distasteful and generates negative attention. However,... Read More


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    Quote from sapphire18
    I looked him up after I saw this- he supposedly killed patients who were demanding or whiny...
    Wow, with that criteria, I knew a LOT of people who'd be in danger with that guy!
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    Watching a show right now that is coincidentally featuring Diane Downs and two serial killer doctors. Weird?!
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    Quote from CloudySue

    Wow, with that criteria, I knew a LOT of people who'd be in danger with that guy!
    Haha I know, right?!
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    I have one from my own hometown:

    Jane Toppan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Quote from sapphire18
    Watching a show right now that is coincidentally featuring Diane Downs and two serial killer doctors. Weird?!
    I know this is about nurses, but dear Heavens, Diane Downs...I can't even describe her level of depravity.
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    Interesting, I worked with a nurse at one time that tried to give a hospice patient extra fentanyl and wondered how many hospice patients she may have overdosed. I know she thought she was doing them a favor, but it's not our job to take their lives, only to help the transition more comfortable. The last I knew, this nurse's license had been revoked.

    I think it's unfair to include Andrea Yates in this list, as the murders she committed had nothing to do with being a nurse, so she wasn't taking advantage of her nursing profession to murder someone.
    DizzyLizzyNurse, al586, and morte like this.
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    Quote from nkochrn
    Interesting, I worked with a nurse at one time that tried to give a hospice patient extra fentanyl and wondered how many hospice patients she may have overdosed. I know she thought she was doing them a favor, but it's not our job to take their lives, only to help the transition more comfortable. The last I knew, this nurse's license had been revoked.

    I think it's unfair to include Andrea Yates in this list, as the murders she committed had nothing to do with being a nurse, so she wasn't taking advantage of her nursing profession to murder someone.
    I agree. And not to mention she was very very very mentally ill.
    Great thread though. Morbidly interesting
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    I think this is an interesting thread. My husband has always been interested in serial killers and what could make people do the things they do. I have sense gained an interest as well. I think it is a good topic to discuss. People need to be aware. Not everyone has the best intentions.
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    Quote from noahsmama
    Commuter, what, exactly, is the point of this post?
    There dosent always need to be a point.
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    Wow! Never thought about this topic before. I guess it shouldn't be a big surprise as someone mentioned earlier. I wonder what careers serial killers are attracted to and how that plays into the nursing profession, i.e. ability to play God? Maybe there should be a part 2 to this article.


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