I donated to the defense fund for Lori Budo and Sherri Landry, the nurses accused along with Dr. Pou. Whatever happened, I will never believe that they stayed on with any intention except saving as many patients as possible.
The article is troubling and a lot is left out. Since Dr.Pou is constrained by lawsuits from speaking the effect is prosecution without defense.
Why were the helicopters that arrived to evacuate patients not bringing in relief staff? There were volunteers from all over the country ready, willing and able to help. Many of them were kept far from where they were needed, by a FEMA run by an unqualified political crony.
Still, Dr.Fink makes a convincing case that the Memorial doctors, under extreme stress, crossed the line from easing death to hastening it. The case of Emmett Everett is very troubling.
Four days and no help. There needs to be an investigation of that.
Dr. Bryant King may have been correct in saying his colleagues were discussing euthanasia--but he left his patients to their care, only to make accusations after the fact. Perhaps he had reached his limit, but his actions were not heroic.