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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

nurse will not be dishonorably discharged for refusing to force feed prisoner


http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/13/navy-will-not-punish-nurse-refusing-force-feed-guantanamo-prisoners

As a nurse veteran, this was an interesting article to read. Prisoners at Guantanamomo Bay have held hunger strikes for different reasons. I guess after a period of time, the military decided to force feed them.

They would be strapped into a chair and an NG tube would be inserted. Then they would be fed through the tube. Well, one nurse refused to do it. He faced discipline 8and a bad discharge, a loss of pension. He was no longer able to work as a nurse during the investigation. Those charges have been dropped. After all, how would it look if the navy dishonorably discharged a nurse for essentially torturing somebody.

I admire this nurses courage in a world gone crazy.

2 comments:

Kristina Ericksen said...

That's crazy! Thanks for sharing.

Scrubs Tops said...

Wow. I did not know about this. Really, unbelivable. Good thing that poor nurse was given another chance. Truly a courageous human being.