Hello everyone. This is the first time I've posted anything but I just couldn't let this go.
One of my very good non-nursing friends posted this article on facebook and it got me to thinking.
The article describes a Gay man that is HIV positive being denied his medications for HIV and his sister also being denied visitation rights all because a Doctor believed the patient was "going against God's will."
The link to the article is below.
My first reaction believe it or not was not in regard to the doctor. It was in regard to the complete lack of action from the nurses. The majority of nurses I know are not pushovers! They would have had the balls to go against the doctor and allow the sister to bring the patients medication in and visit her brother. And quite frankly I think that any nurse who could have gotten fired for doing that for this patient would have easily won a lawsuit against the hospital.
What do all of you think?