From The NY Times: Well - Kept From a Dying Partner’s Bedside:
When a loved one is in the hospital, you naturally want to be at the bedside. But what if the staff won’t allow it?I told you it was worse than stupid...
That’s what Janice Langbehn, a social worker in Lacey, Wash., says she experienced when her partner of 18 years, Lisa Pond, collapsed with an aneurysm during a Florida vacation and was taken to a Miami trauma center. She died there, at age 39, as Ms. Langbehn tried in vain to persuade hospital officials to let her visit, along with the couple’s adopted children.
[VIA: Ed at ginandtacos, who makes the following point:
If I’m in a room with Michelle Malkin and she collapses from a heart attack, I’m going to call an ambulance. If James Dobson’s wife is dying, I’m not going to seek out a bureaucratic way to keep him out of her hospital room. These actions don’t indicate friendship or kindness. It’s merely the bare minimum recognition of what separates humans from hyenas.Hyenas indeed.]