Earlier I wrote about the alleged mercy killing of patients which occurred during hurricane Katrina. Now the Louisiana attorney general has called for an investigation into what happened to critically ill patients at Memorial Hospital in New Orleans. Apparently the situation was so dire, and the physicians weren’t able to evacuate these patients so they decided to kill their patients vs. leaving them behind alive. I will be following this case as it unfolds.
- Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.