TX Killer Nurse Article/ Episode 0100



Episode title: TX Killer Nurse Article/ Episode 0100

Episode summary introduction:

As doctors take a hippocratic oath to “do no harm”, nurses take The Nightingale Pledge: A Hippocratic Oath for Nurses.

We’ve all heard of Dr. Kevorkian, the physician that would assist his terminal patient's right to die by physician-assisted suicide. There have been more sinister doctors than him. Most recently there have been several documentaries regarding nurses, “Angels of Mercy”, committing patient murders. There are TV shows about them as well… Killer Nurses, Nurses who Kill and many more. There are so many podcasts on the topic as well. And even podcasts about Nurses trying to solve cold case murders.

Topic 1:

The first thing that pops into my mind when I hear that someone in the medical field has purposely injured or killed another is, why? I hate to say this, but many speculate that it is for attention while others believe it is to get rid of difficult patients.

Topic 2:

William George Davis was a RN in Texas. He started his nursing career in March 2011. He is a husband and father of 2 children. He was last practicing at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Texas. He worked in the cardiac intensive care unit. Between June 2017 and January 2018, seven patients suddenly experienced the same unforeseen emergencies. These patients presented post surgically well after leaving the operating room. While in CICU, the patients started to develop symptoms while in recovery. Topic 3:

Research from Birmingham City University has compiled a list of 22 traits that are red flags. Now, there are many nurses or HCW that will have a couple of these traits, and that is OK. The research did not specifically say at what point there is a cause for concern, but some criminologists and psychologists state at about 5 traits, there is reason for concern.

Outro:

The Nightingale Pledge: A Hippocratic Oath for Nurses

I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.

References:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18409454/

https://txbn.boardsofnursing.org/licenselookup/Home/Report?o=zEHZXLyNxnLpTqSrI7Wx8Q==


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/28/us/texas-nurse-death-penalty.html

https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2021-10-19/texas-nurse-convicted-of-killing-4-men-with-air-injections https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/10/20/nurse-convicted-injection-killings/

https://www.americanmobile.com/nursezone/nursing-news/do-nurses-take-the-hippocratic-oath/

Serial Killers in HC

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-48600478#:~:text=An%20offender%20may%20claim%20to,life%20to%20end%20their%20suffering.&text=Others%20may%20kill%20in%20order,with%20fatal%20doses%20of%20insulin

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/22/study-identified-key-traits-serial-killer-nurses

http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/1394/2/1394.pdf

Article link:

https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2021-10-19/texas-nurse-convicted-of-killing-4-men-with-air-injections



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