The France 3 magazine “Pièces à conviction” devoted its last issue on Wednesday November 18 to the situation of nursing homes particularly affected by the Covid-19 epidemic. In a short excerpt highlighted by the channel before the broadcast, our colleagues focused on the use of two drugs in the context of palliative care in nursing home residents with Covid-19, Rivotril and midazolam.
In the excerpt widely shared on social networks, “Exhibits” addresses more specifically the scruples of the nursing staff who administered these treatments. “Hitherto prohibited” according to France 3. “When an elderly person is not hospitalized [par manque de lits] and then what we offer her is sedation as soon as she is in respiratory distress … My first reaction was: we are asked to perform passive euthanasia with our residents», Testifies Sandra Rotureau, health executive. A public nursing home doctor
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