Monday, August 30, 2010

Interference with Police Process, or Patient Compassion ?

This is an interesting situation.

On one hand, the paramedic believed that she was helping the patient by preventing the police from tasing her. She interfered to try to generate a resolution to the issue without using physical force. But on the other hand, the paramedic’s actions interfered with police action, and possibly endangered everyone in the room, including herself. It’ll be interesting to see the outcome of the case.

Paramedic's Interference Trial May Be a First in Penn.

(Me ? I wouldn’t have put myself between an officer and a Taser – no matter how much I cared for the patient’s well-being ! It seems in this case that the Taser was the only remaining course of action, and the only appropriate one available.)


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