CategoryMedical Ethics

N.B. nurse suspected of inducing labour without consent; as many as 120 emergency C-sections investigated

A nurse in New Brunswick has been fired over suspicions that she gave a labour-inducing drug to patients without their consent, as RCMP investigate as many as 120 emergency C-sections. Over the past two years, health authorities at the Moncton City Hospital noticed an unusual spike in C-sections, but couldn’t pinpoint a cause. Two weeks ago, one case raised alarm bells. A doctor suspected that a mother had been given Oxytocin without a prescription. Oxytocin is a drug commonly given […]

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