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August 14, 1988 | TED ROHRLICH, Times Staff Writer
A former nursing supervisor at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Harbor City, whose concerns about patient care once led authorities to charge two doctors with murder, testified last week that she was forced to resign from the hospital because of her actions. Sandra Bardenilla recalled that she had been "scared stiff" when she learned that doctors had stopped giving nourishment to a comatose patient who unexpectedly survived removal from a respirator.
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August 14, 1988 | TED ROHRLICH, Times Staff Writer
A former nursing supervisor at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Harbor City, whose concerns about patient care once led authorities to charge two doctors with murder, testified last week that she was forced to resign from the hospital because of her actions. Sandra Bardenilla recalled that she had been "scared stiff" when she learned that doctors had stopped giving nourishment to a comatose patient who unexpectedly survived removal from a respirator.
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August 25, 1988 | AMY STEVENS, Times Staff Writer
In what lawyers called a "clear signal" encouraging nurses to speak out against doctors believed to be negligent, a Kaiser hospital nurse who quit her job after objecting to the way a patient had been treated was awarded $114,000 in civil damages Wednesday.
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December 20, 1986 | MARCIDA DODSON, Times Staff Writer
Disconnecting life-support systems from a brain-dead, comatose patient has become such an accepted procedure that a manual on the bookshelves of hospitals throughout the state devotes four pages to protocol governing the process. It's when a comatose patient falls into the "gray areas"--when a severely damaged brain persistently gives off minimal signs of life, for example--that controversy arises over pulling the plug, hospital officials and a neurologist said Friday.
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