Michigan Nurse On Meth Charged With Murder When Child Dies In Her Care
A Michigan nurse broke her oath by taking methamphetamine and ecstasy while caring for a child who died under her care. She has now been charged with murder.
The Nightingale Pledge
When our children are sick and in need of care, we trust our doctors and nurses to provide that care and to do so in the safest way possible. All nurses take a pledge in honor of Florence Nightingale that began in 1893.
The oath is called the Nightingale Pledge. According to Nurseslabs, there have been three versions of the pledge, and below is the most modern version which is now called the Practical Nurse Pledge:
Before God and those assembled here, I solemnly pledge;
To adhere to the code of ethics of the nursing profession;
To co-operate faithfully with the other members of the nursing team and do carryout [sic] faithfully and to the best of my ability the instructions of the physician or the nurse who may be assigned to supervise my work;
I will not do anything evil or malicious and I will not knowingly give any harmful drug or assist in malpractice.
I will not reveal any confidential information that may come to my knowledge in the course of my work.
And I pledge myself to do all in my power to raise the standards and prestige of the practical nursing;
May my life be devoted to service and to the high ideals of the nursing profession.
Unfortunately, a nurse in Berrien County broke this oath and now a young child has died because of it.
Nurse Charged With Murder Admits Being On Meth When Child Dies Under Her Care
According to WOOD, 42-year-old Judith Maria Sobol has been charged with second-degree murder and possession of methamphetamines/ecstasy in connection with the death of a 3-year-old girl.
Sobol had admitted to shooting up with Meth before doing her shift at the hospital. Sobol was found incoherent because of the drugs and the child was found unresponsive with her trachea tube disconnected.
Sobol's nursing license has been revoked by the state of Michigan, she has been fined $150,000, and currently sitting in the Berrien County Jail until her trial date.