Nurse Wubbels Stands Tall - page 2

"University of Utah Health supports Nurse Wubbels and her decision to focus first and foremost on the care and well-being of her patient,” said Suzanne Winchester, the hospital's media relations... Read More

  1. by   klone
    I heard an update yesterday that the unconscious patient was an off-duty police officer from another town.
  2. by   HeySis
    Quote from klone
    I heard an update yesterday that the unconscious patient was an off-duty police officer from another town.
    Yes, from Rigby Idaho, just over the northern Utah border., he is a reserve sheriff ... and his department publicly thanked Alex for protecting him as a patient.
  3. by   schoolnurse61
    So did the police officer have any repercussions for his actions? Hopefully fired!
  4. by   elfself25
    My husband who is a nurse and I were both stunned when we saw the video. I used to work in a Level I Trauma center emergency department and we had similar guidelines for legal blood draws and for providing information to law enforcement. I was so very proud of nurse Wubbles. We discussed advocacy in my senior year ethics class in nursing school. I can still recall the dean of nurses who taught the class saying, "You may be the only one standing up for the rights of your patient who may not be capable to take that stand." I always took this quite seriously and it helped me manage in intimidating situations. Thank you for your thought provoking article.
  5. by   jeastridge
    Quote from elfself25
    My husband who is a nurse and I were both stunned when we saw the video. I used to work in a Level I Trauma center emergency department and we had similar guidelines for legal blood draws and for providing information to law enforcement. I was so very proud of nurse Wubbles. We discussed advocacy in my senior year ethics class in nursing school. I can still recall the dean of nurses who taught the class saying, "You may be the only one standing up for the rights of your patient who may not be capable to take that stand." I always took this quite seriously and it helped me manage in intimidating situations. Thank you for your thought provoking article.
    Thank you for your thoughtful comment. The episode has certainly served to remind us all of our duties as advocates for our patients. Joy
  6. by   Alrewolf
    As someone who is just on the cusp of entering nursing school (my first day of classes is actually tomorrow!), this situation has been very... poignant. It is unlikely such a situation would ever happen to the majority of us, but this situation and the discussions surrounding it have been a point of deep thought and reflection. I am sure I am not the only one who has, after seeing the video, had to take a step back and think about whether or not it would be something we were willing to do.

    Seeing this only lit the fire in my belly; I am honored to say I am entering a career with people such as Ms. Wubbels, and she is in the back of my mind as I embark on this new journey. I hope that I, my cohort, and all new nursing students beginning their journeys through school around the world this week can live up to the dedication, avocation, and professionalism of the nurses who come before us.

    She did such an amazing job in defending her patient... and in doing so has inspired countless others. I hope she, and the patient, do well going forward in life. (and I certainly hope she got warm receptions and cheers when she got back to the nurses' station! )
  7. by   morte
    Quote from klone
    I heard an update yesterday that the unconscious patient was an off-duty police officer from another town.
    Yup, dontcha just love the irony...
  8. by   morte
    Quote from schoolnurse61
    So did the police officer have any repercussions for his actions? Hopefully fired!
    No, and probably won't. he will "retire", with full pension. and find a job with another dept. they call them gypsy cops.
  9. by   jeastridge
    Quote from Alrewolf
    As someone who is just on the cusp of entering nursing school (my first day of classes is actually tomorrow!), this situation has been very... poignant. It is unlikely such a situation would ever happen to the majority of us, but this situation and the discussions surrounding it have been a point of deep thought and reflection. I am sure I am not the only one who has, after seeing the video, had to take a step back and think about whether or not it would be something we were willing to do.

    Seeing this only lit the fire in my belly; I am honored to say I am entering a career with people such as Ms. Wubbels, and she is in the back of my mind as I embark on this new journey. I hope that I, my cohort, and all new nursing students beginning their journeys through school around the world this week can live up to the dedication, avocation, and professionalism of the nurses who come before us.

    She did such an amazing job in defending her patient... and in doing so has inspired countless others. I hope she, and the patient, do well going forward in life. (and I certainly hope she got warm receptions and cheers when she got back to the nurses' station! )
    Welcome to the profession! You are right. She has inspired us and renewed our commitment to our role as patient advocate. Thank you for your insightful comment. Joy
  10. by   riverotter
    She was just amazing. She handled herself in a way that does credit to her profession and herself. What a role model. What a strong woman. She makes me proud to be a nurse.

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