If the nursing home policy was the nurse not try to resuscitate the resident, then there is no way she should have risked her job to do CPR on an 87 year-old, because the chance of reviving her, and of there being a positive overall outcome--as far as the 87 year-old having a healthy, functioning life after that is so small. See ChatGPT4:

"A study published in "The New England Journal of Medicine" in 2012, looking at residents in nursing facilities who suffered a cardiac arrest, found that only 12% were alive 30 days later. The median survival was 5 days. Furthermore, only about 2% of the patients could return to their previous level of function. However, this study included patients of all ages, not just 87-year-olds."

You should find an example where someone was afraid to do CPR on like a 7 year-old, because of liability worries.

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You know what else is hell? Having no laws or judicial system, where virtually anyone, no matter how innocent, might just get arbitrarily killed or persecuted by some more powerful someone else.

The best response as to why we tolerate a flawed system is that there are only a limited number of ways it can be better and almost infinite ways it can be worse.

The American judicial system is relatively civiliized compared to most historical means of dispute resolution.

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