Grosse Pointe News

Sean Cotton, Owner • Anne Gryzenia, Publisher • Jody McVeigh, Editor In Chief • Meg Leonard, Senior Editor

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Letter: AppalledFree Access


To the Editor:

As a retired nurse I was appalled to read a public safety report (July 13, 2023) stating that a police officer was bitten by a suspect and subsequently was refused treatment by a nurse at a local hospital because he was armed. In the nursing profession, nurses do not get to choose which patients they treat. As Florence Nightingale said, nurses should “zealously seek to nurse those who are ill wherever they may be and whenever they are in need.” This “nurse” would perhaps be better off in a different kind of work. My thanks to the officers who also don’t get to choose the people they encounter every day.

Alice Kosinski, R.N., BSN

Grosse Pointe Farms