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By Michael Widlanski
Leveling the battlefield to aid terrorists enables evil to fight on
Topic - Valerie Riviello
A nurse from the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, New York, alleged Monday that dying veterans who were supposed to receive morphine treatment to alleviate pain were given mixtures of saline and water instead.
When Valerie Riviello, a nurse at a Veterans Affairs facility in New York, saw the clinic restrain a sexual assault survivor to a bed for seven consecutive hours, she released the woman.
"To put someone in restraints and to keep them in restraints for any length of time or predetermined length of time is inhumane and it is against policy," she said. "The leadership has changed over the last three years and has taken veteran-centered care and made it more physician-driven and for the physicians' convenience."
Ms. Riviello said her reprimand for the November incident has cowed other nurses at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center in New York.