87-year-old Lorraine Bayless collapsed at the Glenwood Gardens retirement community in Bakersfield, California on Tuesday. A staff member called 911 for an ambulance, and when the dispatcher told her to give Bayless CPR, she said she couldn't . . . because it was against the place's policy. The dispatcher was audibly frustrated, and asked her why she was unwilling to help. The ambulance showed up a few minutes after the call, and Bayless was pronounced dead at the hospital. Glenwood Gardens is standing by the nurse saying she did the right thing. I disagree. It was a person's life. Regardless of policy - it was the nurse's personal duty to do the right thing and save Bayless' life. Furthermore, I think Glenwood Gardens should look at revising its policy. Very sad story.
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