Do you work in the medical field? Have you considered the impact bad news can have on a patient? In this story, a veteran received word from the VA that his cancer had spread to his lungs, and he had only weeks to live. Very sadly, the man committed suicide. But, only a day after the suicide, the hospital called and said the diagnosis was wrong and he was not about to die. The wife has a 2.5 million lawsuit. This is a very real reminder to doctors, nurses, social workers and other health care professionals- please double check such a diagnosis before handing it over to a patient. To those who have cancer and are struggling to have hope- know there is hope and that others love you and care for you. If you are depressed and feeling hopeless and have a desire to commit suicide, please talk to a friend, pastor or professional counselor about your feelings.
Lawsuit blames Phoenix VA Medical Center for veteran’s suicide