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NOLA Hospital Staff

Discussion in 'News' started by 26SidedCube, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 10
  2. John Birch

    John Birch Member

    Joined: Apr 14, 2004 Messages: 747 Likes Received: 0

    just kidding. Crossfire seems to be slow lately...

    anyway I've been following this story. to me there seems nothing wrong if they did do it. What surprises me is that its even a story...it looks like a case of scapegoating the soldiers on the front lines again...
  3. SF1

    SF1 Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 25, 2003 Messages: 4,866 Likes Received: 5
    I kinda agree. They were in a desperate situation and needed to focus what little resources they had on the ones that were saveable. And it woulda been fucked up to just let them die slow. The government abandoned them so who are they to judge them for doing what they had to do? At least they only euthanised the ones that had given "do not resusitate" instructions.
  4. Krakatau

    Krakatau Member

    Joined: May 5, 2005 Messages: 549 Likes Received: 0
    I'm in the same boat. It's only a story because of our obsession and fear of death.
  5. RumPuncher

    RumPuncher Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 4, 2005 Messages: 4,500 Likes Received: 5
    I just think it's INSANE that people in the most powerfull nation on earth
    were just giving up hope (the doctors) and doing something so crazy.

    I can't judge them, because it's a messed up situation to be sure, but I cant stand that they were in that position.

    The oil pipelines were all fixed up long before the national guard showed up at the superdome.
  6. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623
    you can't really grasp the scope of the disaster probably.
    nothing prepared me for what i saw down there: the aftermath of hell on earth

    even while i was there in late october, the two major hospitals in downtown nola still had not opened.
    i was talking wiht some other red cross staff about whatthe fuck would happen if someone had a major health crisis: they'd be screwed.

    at the point that those decisions were made, the doctors were probably saving themselves and euthanizing patients because it was the most humane thing to do.

    our society holds life sacred above all other things
    even a life of immeasurable suffering