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FATAL DOSAGEBecoming a nurse was the realization of Anne Capute’s lifelong dream. Now she had everything she wanted—until the nightmare began at Morton General Hospital.THE CRIMELicensed practical nurse Anne Capute administered a fatal dose of morphine to a dying patient, Norma Leanues. Anne claimed she was following common practice at Morton General, with a verbal approvaFATAL DOSAGEBecoming a nurse was the realization of Anne Capute’s lifelong dream. Now she had everything she wanted—until the nightmare began at Morton General Hospital.THE CRIMELicensed practical nurse Anne Capute administered a fatal dose of morphine to a dying patient, Norma Leanues. Anne claimed she was following common practice at Morton General, with a verbal approval by Dr. Hillier, to administer unrestricted doses of morphine as a humane antidote to the unbearable suffering of terminal cases.THE CHARGEOne day after the death of Mrs. Leanues, Dr. Hillier was off on a European vacation, and Anne Capute was suspended. Three days later she was advised to retain a lawyer—she would be standing trial for first degree murder.THE TRIALOne after another, doctors and nurses with whom Anne had worked so closely testified against her. And the most damaging prosecution witness of all was Dr. Hillier. Suddenly Anne’s life’s dream was destroyed. And as her personal life, too, began to shatter, there remained little hope of acquittal—or justice. Anne Capute: A woman on trial for her life. One dedicated nurse battling against the vast influence of the medical establishment. Hers is a true story of courage, drama, and penetrating suspense that no reader will soon forget....

Title : Fatal Dosage
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ISBN : 9780553249538
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 277 Pages
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Fatal Dosage Reviews

  • jennifer brewer
    2018-11-27 18:11

    Justice for nursesI read this book for a reason.Back in 1966 my mum died the same way.On reading this I hoped with all my heart that the outcome would be Not Guilty!You see my mum was so I'll, I was the youngest of 3.It was horrible to see her suffer so. Mum love all the nursing staff & they her.My dad did not want charge bought. But was told there would be an internal enquiry.I don't know what the outcome was but would have loved to have thanked her from the bottom of my heart.I pray she didn't suffer like Anne did. A wonderful read + I became an auxiliary nurse & loved! This put a lot of worms to bed for me.Thank you & I hope Anne was able to rebuild her life.

  • Lynda jacobson
    2018-11-11 20:08

    At first it was hard to empathize with Anne by the end of the book and became a saint, good read very detailed court drama. I will recommend this to my r reader friends for slow but interesting story to callable to.Read this for a good night bedtime story ands a end .as many .any things about medical terminology. I grew closer and closer to Anne she is proud and true to herself, Pat caught my attention made me feel good about lawyers for 5 mins lol.

  • Jane Thompson
    2018-12-10 16:06

    True CrimeProvost does a good job with this book. It is the story of a nurse who was tried for giving a cancer patient a fatal dose of morphine. The issue of "mercy killing" is a sensitive one and one that practically everyone will face. It is interesting how this case played out.

  • Victoria Tolley
    2018-12-07 13:03

    Good at firstVery good at first. Half way through it gets to the trial portion and I just couldn't keep reading all of the mumbo jumbo. I skipped a ton of pages just to see how it ended. The ending was interesting but hard to get to.

  • Laura Bailey
    2018-11-20 18:00

    Sadly not much has changed since thenBeing a nurse myself I was interested in reading another nurses experience and how the community responded. This is a very good read

  • Irene Bouchard
    2018-11-25 15:10

    Intriguing, right from the start. You go from page to page thinking it can't get any better or worse but it does. The characters are realistic and awesome. The subject of euthanasia for very terminally I'll patients is address in detail fine details. The philosophy of suicide is most appropriately a dressed and leaves one wondering the real sanity of such a decision. Great read. Easy vocabulary. Strongly recommend.Great book for anyone who likes true life court dramas and enjoys characters who are truly vulnerable and real. A little disturbing, but it is meant to stir up emotions and dig deep into our own beliefs.

  • Ronnie Cramer
    2018-11-26 18:21

    I enjoyed Provost's book WITHOUT MERCY and thought his PERFECT HUSBAND was okay but not great. This one I wasn't crazy about; it's the story of three nurses accused of intentionally causing the death of a cancer patient--a 'mercy killing.' The account focuses on one of the nurses, and despite the (in my opinion) spurious charge against her, and despite the author's efforts to portray her in a positive way, she comes across as really annoying. I was more than happy to wrap this up and move on.

  • Lauretta
    2018-12-06 14:18

    Interesting ReadThe first half of the book was a fast read. The second, to me, was long and drawn out. Overall, a good book.