I've lost. They are terminating me. I reported abuse to state. Now I'm terminated. Trying to go on with my life. Got a phone call from a coworker little while ago. She dumped with me way serious other abuse going on in the facility. She said that she, too, reported it to the same supervisor. Nothing. Now...here I am, jobless. I'm trying to move on...I cut her off and made an excuse that I had to go. She said that she didn't trust anyone and that she admired me for what I did. I guess that is why she felt she could tell me. But now...I just hate nursing. If I call state again, they won't believe me. My investigation is still underway. If I turn my head, I'm no better than that supervisor. I hate nursing. How did I get here?
If I could just take care of my patients, smile, heal their wounds, talk to them, educate them, share stories and provide that level of care that I want to.....
This is what nursing really is.
And I hate it. I hate being put in this situation.
I'm so sorry this happened to you. You did the right thing.
BTW, I'm not sure state would disbelieve you if you called again. On the other hand, if an investigation is underway, they will hopefully find out about the other incidents of abuse.
I've been through something similar myself and it was emotionally devastating. I don't know what the outcome of my situation will be except that I quit my position. I could no longer work in a facility that tacitly condoned staff ineptitude and negligence that resulted in actual harm. The DON knew how I felt and I would not be surprised if he/she is retaliating against me when I seek other employment.
Nevertheless, no job is worth sacrificing your personal and professional integrity. You are right; the facility is wrong. Hopefully karma will bite them in the backside SOON!
Prayers and best wishes for you at this very difficult time. (And please check your private messages.)
Last edit by Moogie on May 21, '09
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