A nurse in Italy has been arrested for allegedly killing 38 patients because she found them and their family members annoying.
Police arrested Daniela Poggiali after one of her patients died suspiciously. As the New York Post reports:
Daniela Poggiali, a 42-year-old resident from the town of Lugo, was taken into custody over the weekend and booked for the alleged slaying of 78-year-old patient Rosa Calderoni, who died from an injection of potassium.
Calderoni had been admitted to the hospital with a routine illness before she died unexpectedly. Tests showed she died with a high amount of potassium, which can provoke cardiac arrest, in her bloodstream, according to the Central European News.
Poggiali is likely just a horrible, horrible person. However, let this also serve as a lesson to us all to stay in our lanes. For example, I handle condescension quite poorly, so I have never pursued a career in the service industry because no one would be happy with that. Patience is a virtue I am still working on, so I'm not a kindergarden teacher. Know your lanes, people.
Someone who is easily annoyed by the sick and dying and the loved ones of the sick and dying should likely consider a path outside of nursing. Poggiali either really did not know her lane or she is a sadistic asshole. Both seem like valid possibilities.
One of Poggiali's fellow nurses described her as a "cold person but always eager to work," according to CEN.
Another one of Poggiali's colleagues said the accused nurse was once reported for giving powerful laxatives to patients at the end of her shift to make work tougher for nurses working after her.
HOLY JESUS. First of all, a "cold person but always eager to work" seems like the exact opposite description of a good medical care provider. Secondly, Poggiali sounds absolutely horrible but you sort of have to admire her creativity in terms of making everyone around her miserable.
Kidding aside, being betrayed by someone you thought was there to care for you over something as trivial as being annoying is about one of the worst things I can imagine. I don't know what the potential prison time in Italy is for Poggiali's crimes, but, if found guilty, I can already tell you its not punishment enough.
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