NYC Woman Accused of Attempting To Have Doctors & Nurses Murdered

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    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.



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    I can NOT believe some of the comments left on this article.

    Some people are trying to rationalize this sick woman hiring a hit man to kill those doctors and nurses.

    We have a long way to go to educate the public.......
    DizzyLizzyNurse, Lexi86, Zookeeper3, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from afrocentricRN
    I can NOT believe some of the comments left on this article.

    Some people are trying to rationalize this sick woman hiring a hit man to kill those doctors and nurses.

    We have a long way to go to educate the public.......
    I agree. We all have to step up and educate.
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    Terribly frightening.
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    Staten Island is a whole world unto itself sometimes, even by New York City standards. One feels able to safely say this as a native born and raised *Staten Islander*, with plenty of family still living there.

    There have been some *grumbles* about care at both of the Island's hospitals (there are only two), Staten Island University, and Richmond University Medical Center (formerly St. Vincent's of Staten Island), indeed noise and misgivings about many other healthcare facilities on the Island ranging from nursing homes to LTC and so forth.

    Being as this may, it does not surprise me that someone would go to such lengths to settle a score. There is no such thing as the Italian Mafia (so the natives will say), but this woman is not the first to try and hire a hit man and get caught recently. OTHO there have been other "hits* as defined by the NYPD, which have gone through. Usually the persons who get caught just do not know the right persons to speak with, and or have the proper amount of funds. It could also be those who could do such things turned the job down for their own reasons.

    While the natives hate to agree, watch the program "Jersey Shore", on HBO (the star "The Situation" was born and raised on SI), there is more truth than lies.
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    I've already had my language edited once today on this site, so I'm trying hard to think of the appropriate exclamation ...

    SHEESH! (that should be a safe one)

    Ability to cope! Of all the things about our culture that I could take issue with, this is possibly the one thing that bothers me the most -- no one seems to have any coping skills any more. What has happened that so many lack understanding that

    1. Human mortality has always been, and will forever more be, 100%.
    2. Unexpected things, even terrible things, can and do happen. Life is not predictable.

    IMO, that lack of ability to cope is what underlies bad behavior by patients and visitors, unrealistic expectations and continuation of aggressive, invasive, painful and futile interventions.
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    Quote from elprup
    I agree. We all have to step up and educate.
    I agree, but I'll go a step further to say that the root of this problem could very well lie in staffing. No one has time to educate effectively any more because the hospital systems are geared to a "get 'em in and get 'em out" mentality. At the same time, we're trying to educate people who are under an extreme amount of stress to understand processes and procdures that took us years of education and experience to understand.

    Expect to see more of this type of response unless some changes are made.
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    This is truly scary. What is even scarier is the amount of people who agree with taking out revenge on nurses and doctors. I was on facebook a week ago and saw many threads full of people's violent wishes to do harm to nurses in nursing homes and doctors in cancer facilities. There are very few people willing to accept that perhaps a patient's death was just a natural part of life. Modern medicine lets people believe that they will go on living forever despite whatever combination of disease processes are going on. I understand that death and grieving are difficult processes, but it seems that with all the machinery and medications being pushed nowadays no one is preparing themselves for the reality.
    CCL RN, DizzyLizzyNurse, Lil'mama, and 6 others like this.
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    Quote from altra
    i've already had my language edited once today on this site, so i'm trying hard to think of the appropriate exclamation ...

    sheesh! (that should be a safe one)

    ability to cope! of all the things about our culture that i could take issue with, this is possibly the one thing that bothers me the most -- no one seems to have any coping skills any more. what has happened that so many lack understanding that

    1. human mortality has always been, and will forever more be, 100%.
    2. unexpected things, even terrible things, can and do happen. life is not predictable.

    imo, that lack of ability to cope is what underlies bad behavior by patients and visitors, unrealistic expectations and continuation of aggressive, invasive, painful and futile interventions.
    you forgot the ability to think.

    people are stupid. they can't help it. stupid is as stupid does.
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    Some of those grieving family members had unrealistic expecations. I read all the comments and it was scary. They really have no idea how sick their family members are and what the complications are. I wish the doctors would answer "because they are old and sick and unfortunately their body is wearing out" to the questions of "How come this happened?"

    I think the numerous "medical" shows on tv do not help either. I wish they had more documentaries like "Boston Med" on tv. Especially the episodes that show less than favorable outcomes. It happens.


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