NYC Woman Accused of Attempting To Have Doctors & Nurses Murdered - page 2

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y -- Inconsolable for months over her father's death, Port Richmond resident Morena Costello met last Thursday in the borough with a man she believed was a murderer for hire, prosecutors allege.... Read More

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    I agree completely that the public does need education. I can say from experience that my views on hospitals and life in general have changed since I have become a nurse, and certainly not in a BAD way, but just a different way of looking at things. I had an instructor at school tell me "Some of our best successes are our worst failures" It took me a bit to understand what she was meaning, until I started working as a nurse. Sometimes we PRAY that patients will go swiftly in their sleep so that their suffering will end, while family members PRAY for the life to be spared of their loved one. It is human nature, certainly not “STUPIDITY”. It is compassionate to believe both ways! However, no one wants the life of a loved one to be taken. I do not condone what the patient’s daughter did or tried to do, and maybe at that point all the education in the world might not have changed the outcome, but grief and anger can make the most realistic and reasonable person very unrealistic and unreasonable, to the point of taking drastic measures. Someone does not need to have underlying issues to FLIP and if we had ALL the capabilities of “Coping” there would be no such thing as PTSD, which we know to be true. Who is to say that what one person can handle another person should too. The mind is too complex to make such a generalized statement! How very scary for the staff on the receiving end!

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    What is terrifying is when you read about other folks' stories of their dead loved ones on the article and they talk about all the medical issues that their loved one had and then talk about how they can't understand why they died and it must've been the hospital's fault, yadda yadda. But COME ON, are you actually reading what you wrote? How long do you THINK a 75 year old with complete kidney dialysis, flooded lungs, heart surgery etc etc is going to survive? I know your mom is dead and you're sad. But we're not magic workers.

    I see this trend even with friends of mine who aren't in the health care field as I tell them more than once that a NP is completely different from a RN.

    I don't know how to combat this ignorance. It's scary.
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    From reading most of the posts, it seems many come from persons >30 who probably remember healthcare, or at least medical/hospital care on Staten Island from another time.

    Much of their "angst" and "gripes" seem to be centered on loved ones going into hospital with one diagnosis, then developing several more whilst there, including bed sores and hospital aquired infections. What also seems an issue is how patients/their loved ones could and or were discharged in such a condition, only to to be readmitted a few weeks/days later, or died at home.

    As for the doctors on Staten Island who staff the main hospitals, many have offices in Manhattan and or elsewhere in NYC, so don't see reason for bitterness towards "Staten Island doctors".

    Also do not understand the constant moaning about a lack of a NYC run hospital on SI. I mean what is that doing to do? Are suddenly all the "poor" and otherwise "underserving" patients on the Island going to migrate over to a HHC run facility and take the "bad" doctors and nursing staff with them?

    The comment by one poster about the need to "always have family at the hospital" or the patient is somehow done for is also *very* SI. My family and most everyone else's I know there think the same way.
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    wow! I have not read the article, but I just did a rotation in ICU. I was amazed at how appreciative the patients' family members were that the nurses and doctors were trying their best to help the patients. Even when it was not looking good for the patients, the family was saying thank you for caring so well for my loved one, and continuing to make them comfortable in their last days.
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    What got me was that the woman was being evaluated to see if she was a "danger to her self and others" HELLO, she was soliciting 4 murders. What does she have to do, throw a pipe bomb in thru the front door?

    But there's the whole "poor thing, she's just upset" mentality. I've been upset plenty of times, but if people acted in Walmart like they act in the hospital, they'd be arrested and in jail. We need to start sending these people to jail when they threaten and assault nurses and hospital staff, not making excuses for them. When you do, you just create the culture where people act like it's okay to slap a nurse; things escalate, they don't de-escalate. So now, we're where we hear weekly of nurses and docs getting assaulted, shot, attacked or having hits planned. What's the next step? Someone blows up a ER or ICU?
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    Being nurses, we see things differently than the general public. We KNOW that everyone is going to die, sometimes we even KNOW when. The people of today think the world operates like it does on TV. They do not realize that everyone can not be saved, at sometimes the nurse, doctor, hospital, pharmacy, or anything else they can come up with as an excuse has anything to do with someone dying. This generation wants to blame someone for anything bad that happens and unfortunately, those in the health field are very large targets.

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