How significant is it that TIME Magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2002 is/are actually 3 female whistleblowers (1 governmental, 2 corporate)?
Cynthia Cooper, Coleen Rowley and Sherron Watkins
They took huge professional and personal risks to blow the whistle on what went wrong at WorldCom, Enron and the FBI--and in so doing helped remind us what American courage and American values are all about.
We've seen stories here from some of our own Allnurses colleagues about the high price they paid for being whistleblowers at their own place of employment. How, if at all, do you think that this will impact the willingness of nurses to speak up, and about corporate healthcare's attitude or response to actual or threatened exposure?