Nurse on Trial for Disconnecting Patient’s Life Support Tells Jury She Didn’t Know Policy Existed

May 18, 2017

(The Toronto Sun) – A Midland nurse on trial for disconnecting a patient’s life support testified she asked the doctors, nurses and her team leader, but “nobody” told her there was a hospital policy for end-of-life procedures. Nurse Joanna Flynn, 51, admitted she is the one who disconnected Deanna Leblanc’s life support without authority, but has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death.

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