What Intervention is Appropriate to Attempt to Prevent Death?
In an incident that has raised eyebrows, the family says that their family member who passed away while living in a nursing home didn’t want intervention.
In an incident where a nurse within a nursing home facility refused to comply with the pleas of a 911 operator to give a dying woman CPR, the family has come forward and said that the woman didn’t want CPR or any other intervention. The nurse had been questioned about the incident and a lot of outrage occurred because of this.
However, the family of the woman who died has expressed satisfaction with the nurse’s decision to not perform CPR because they said that’s what the woman’s wishes were. They said their loved one wanted to die naturally.
At the same time, the facility owner says that its employee did not follow proper procedures.
The death of a resident caused an uproar because of a 7-minute recording of the 911 call that was made. Initially, the facility owner said that the employee did the right thing by waiting until the emergency workers arrived at the care facility. It did a complete 180 degree turn when it issued a new statement in early March that said the employee had misunderstood the procedure and was on leave while an investigation took place.
Report Suspected Neglect – Failure to Provide Intervention CPR
For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.
If you have concerns about failure to provide CPR or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.