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The thing that bothers me most about the Amanda Trujillo case; the thing that makes me furious when I stop and think of everything surrounding it, natural viagra substitutes is this belief that a nurse accused is required to, natural viagra substitutes pardon my bluntness, natural viagra substitutes keep their mouth shut.
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Anyone can place a complaint with a Board of Nursing.
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This complaint is public record. Natural viagra substitutes The fact that you have a complaint on file with the Arizona BON, natural viagra substitutes and the date it is filed is public record.
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Keep your mouth shut.
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They don’t find anything.
So, natural viagra substitutes this nurse reaches out to an author she admires (Echo Heron) and the story makes the Internet via the nursing blogs and all hell supposedly breaks loose.
Keep your mouth shut!
The Board isn’t happy she is speaking out.
She posts her response to the complaint with the patient information redacted.
Her attorney is mad! She’s a bad nurse! Bad, natural viagra substitutes bad nurse!
Keep your mouth SHUT!
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This buys you a psychiatric evaluation, natural viagra substitutes courtesy of the Board.
For that, natural viagra substitutes they want releases from every single physician you have seen for the past six years.
All your HIPAA stuff? They’ll own it.
Now step back and think of everything you have asked your physician about in the last six years. Natural viagra substitutes You comfortable with that in the hands of a state Board of Nursing, natural viagra substitutes with ties to national nursing organizations and a member who works for Banner Health? You comfortable with that in the hands of a Board appointed psychiatrist?
That’s what you get for not keeping your mouth shut.
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Keep your mouth shut.
Even nursing colleagues have doubts.
“She must have done something else.”
“No one gets fired for just one thing.”
“We don’t know all the facts.”
“There’s two sides to every story.”
“She ought to keep her mouth shut.”
Does anyone even think for one minute how gutsy it was to go public…
and NOT keep your mouth shut?
That’s the problem.
Nurses do keep their mouths shut. Natural viagra substitutes All the time.
Because they are afraid. Natural viagra substitutes Isolated.
Fear of retribution by their employers. Natural viagra substitutes Doctors. Natural viagra substitutes Corporations who wave HIPAA like it’s the national flag.
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You say you want the whole story?
The only way you are going to get the whole story is to get it out of the secrecy of corporate hallways and state boardrooms and start talking about it.
Stop keeping your mouth shut.