And I’ll bet the warehouse is scurrying like crazy to find the DNR, if there is one. My mother asked for and got a DNR but that was intended for the possibility of her being comatose and on life support.
In any case, the nurse didn’t say “This patient is a DNR.” She ignored her professional ethics, standard morals, and the pleas to do something to save a person’s life.
True, there is no legal obligation to help a person in an emergency situation. If i see a toddler drowning in three feet of water and I don’t want to ruin my new shoes, there’s no law that says I have rescue him or even call for help. But if I do volunteer to help, I’m liable if I change my mind.
The nurse called 911 but balked at following through to save a life. If she isn’t liable, she should be. Company policy does not trump the law.