CBS LAS VEGAS- Authorities say an elderly woman being cared for at a Bakersfield retirement facility died after a nurse at the facility refused to perform CPR on the woman after she had collapsed. Local media reports say when the 87-year-old resident of Glenwood Gardens collapsed at the facility around 11 a.m. Tuesday a staff member called 911, but refused to give the woman CPR. Pat McGinnis, Executive Director of the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, talks about what happened at Glenwood Gardens and why there needs to be changes in nursing home policies. Was the employee of a California senior community right to refuse CPR to a dying 87 year old resident? Callers tell us if they thought the nurse was right to not preform CPR.
A man in a wheelchair speaks with other pensioners at the nursing home (EHPAD), on August 17, 2012, in Aiguillon, southwestern France. The government announced a level 2 alert on the 1-3 heatwave warning system would be issued to ensure the public is aware of the need to ensure the well-being of the elderly, babies and other people particularly vulnerable to unusually high temperatures this coming week-end. AFP PHOTO PIERRE ANDRIEU (Photo credit should read PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/GettyImages)Photo Credit: PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/GettyImages