Hello... is there an American flag on the flagpole outside the hospital entrance of the hospital at which you work? How many people have died for the right to express an individual's opinion?
99 percent of the incidents/complaints/problems that we discuss on this website are most certainly known by the powers that be in the hospitals/clinics/schools
, etc. where we work. If Human Resources and our nursing supervisors continue to bury their heads in the sand, they will have to come up with some serious excuses when something comes out in the news.
Honesty is always the best policy; it takes courage to stand up and say "YES - I said it", but you know what? I have never, ever suffered because I admitted I had a complaint or criticism to make. You need to do it in the right way: professionally, quietly, and within the chain of command.