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Sunday, February 25, 2018
HomeHealthHeathstyles Tonight: The “Good” Nurse, The “Good” Hospital–Part 1

Heathstyles Tonight: The “Good” Nurse, The “Good” Hospital–Part 1

Charles Cullen is arguably the most prolific serial killer the U.S. has ever known. A registered nurse, Cullen deliberately and randomly killed between 40 and 300 patients who were hospitalized in hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania before being caught at the end of 2003. His heinous crimes were intentionally or unintentionally abetted by hospital executives that failed to report Cullen to the authorities when his pattern of killings was discovered.

Tonight at 11:00 on WBAI (99.5FM;, Healthstyles will feature the first of a two-part interview by moderator Diana Mason, RN, PhD, of award-winning journalist Charles Graeber about his investigation into these occurrences that are profiled in his new book, The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder. They are joined by nurse attorney Edie Brous, RN, JD, as they discuss the legal and policy implications of this shocking story.

Healthstyles is sponsored by the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York;


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Diana is a co-director of the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and founder of HealthCetera. She was previously president of the American Academy of Nursing. She is senior policy professor at George Washington University and the Rudin Professor of Nursing at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. She is a health policy expert and leader. Diana tweets @djmasonrn.

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  • Excellent interview- Edie Brous,JD. provided some very interesting comments. Can’t wait for part II.

  • Very interesting interview, looking forward to part two and Edie Brous”s thoughts on why the hospitals allowed this to continue.