Lorraine Bayless, an 87 year old woman, collapsed in the dining room of Glenwood Gardens Retirement Center in Bakersfield, CA, USA in 2013 March. As she lay dying on the floor, a nurse called 911 for help, but firmly refused to perform CPR, even with the dispatcher begging her to do so, because it was “against the company’s policy”. After nearly seven minutes of arguing, paramedics finally arrived to take the patient to the hospital, but it was too late.
Although happened 2 years ago, the case remained controversial till today. People argue whether the nurse is liable for the patient’s death, what should have been done in the future and etc.