Monthly Archives: August 2013

Nurses of bombing suspects

You are a trauma nurse unwinding at home after caring for patients horribly injured in the Boston Marathon bombings. Then you get a call asking you to come into work to care for a new patient who turns out to be Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspected bomber wounded in a shootout with police. What goes through your mind in terms of professionalism, compassion, ethics, and concern about retaliation from people who think a terrorist should go untreated? Veteran Boston Globe health care journalist Liz Kowalczyk talked with the nurses who cared for Tsarnaev and explored the complex emotions they experienced.
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