Amber Van Brunt, a 33-year-old nurse who worked in an Oklahoma hospice agenda, is being barred from the line of work for 20 years after she supposedly had sex with a wedded fatally ill-patient at his house.
A inquiry is set for Wednesday to consider an plea filed by Van Brunt, who calls the regulation a "miscarriage of fairness," according to The Oklahoman.
Van Brunt, of Shawnee, situated east of Oklahoma City, worked in a agenda at Angelic Family Hospice that provided nursing care for patients at their homes.
The unwearied, who attempted suicide in March, two days after Van Brunt told him in a text message that she was pregnant by one more man, died in May.
According to Van Brunt's attorney, she had a consensual relationship with the patient - a 43-year-old fatally ill man pain from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or's Disease.
The lawyer said that relationship was carried out on the nurse's "own personal time" while she was visiting as a friend, not while she was on duty caring for him.
The nursing board responded that it doesn't matter when it happened, although saying there is evidence of sexual contact during nursing visits.
"The nurse is the specialized in this condition. It is the blame of the professional to say no to the vulnerable patient," the board's legal representative told Oklahoma County region Judge Patricia Parrish. "The rules ...do not mean merely while you are on shift; they mean during the entire time ...you are assigned to the care of that patient, whether that is six days in the hospital or six months in hospital care or six years in a treatment home."