“It’s very important that we protect our profession and we protect our patients”
The death of Bobbi Kristina Brown and subsequent investigation has led to a controversial discovery affecting nurses everywhere. If you haven’t been keeping up with the latest news on this story, here’s a quick rundown:
A woman in charge of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s care at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Ga., where Bobbi Kristina died, was impersonating a nurse and faces charges that include identity fraud, forgery and practicing nursing without a license.
The late Bobbi Kristina, daughter of R&B singers Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, died six months after she was found face down and unresponsive in the bathtub at her home on January 31. Although the coroner has determined her exact cause of death, there is a court order sealing it from the public during ongoing investigations of the circumstances surrounding the incident in her home.
But back to the fake nurse—what, exactly, happened? Watch the video below to learn more:
What possessed this woman to do this? How was she able to evade authorities for so long? How was she getting hired? Did she cause any harm to anyone she cared for?
These are all questions we hope to find out as the investigation continues. But let us know what you think.
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"Nurse Alice" Benjamin, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, PCCN-CMC is a nationally board-certified and award-winning cardiac clinical nurse specialist in critical care and adjunct clinical nursing faculty. She's also a national on-air health expert and has appeared on "The Dr. Oz Show," "The Doctors," "Dr. Drew," FOX, HLN and many more. She administers daily doses of health tips and health news to America via social media @AskNurseAlice. Visit AliceBenjamin.com for more information on Nurse Alice.
By Nurse Alice