Turning off Life Support without Family Permission??? - page 2

NBC reported that Duke turned off life support without the family's OK. They had wanted a second opinion, but Duke didn't allow it. The attorney was on, and they are (of course) pursuing legal... Read More

  1. by   NicuGal
    We have claimed medical futility on a few patients in our unit and also on the other units. If keeping them on life support is pointless we have had 2 attendings agree and consult the ethics committee and dc lifesupport.

    I agree....there is soooo much missing info and that spokesperson seems to be in this for other things. My question is...can this family really sue if they are illegal in this country? Or is it the spokesperson that is filing suit?
  2. by   emily_mom
    They are not illegally in this country. I believe the term is resident alien. While they did jump the border, they received this b/c of their daughter.

    And if they weren't legal, why would it matter? They can file suit whether they're in Mexico or Antarctica.

    Kristy
  3. by   Hairstylingnurse
    Hi guys , I'm having a hard time trying to figure out how to post a new post. I hope this ends up in the right place. There is an agency here in sw fl. offering a free (2 hr ceu) class on ventilators. I was wondering if you all know of any good websites I could get a head start on vents. i can't imagine that I'll get what I need out of a 2 hr. class. I did a internet search and came up empty handed. Any help will be most appreciated:angel2: . This agency is ofcourse trying to get new nurses. They began interviewing me the minute I walked through the door , But if I can get a free CEU out of it then o.k.Thanks for any help.

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