Whistleblower Blues in Fort Worth, Texas - page 3

It is a sad career that we are in, folks. I'm a nurse working in a nursing home. I was told of another nurse taking pictures of a bipolar patient after a horrific fall she had, ending in a fractured nose and split lip requiring... Read More

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    i agree. No one has a right to obstruct the pathway of another without credible and valid reason, otherwise, that is violating a another's right of freedom of movement.

    Walk away from third hand information. Just walk away! Let it go. If the person refuses to leave, then it is considered harrassment-trust me, you can bring charges aganist someone for violating your peace.

    Handle a matter like this in a court of law, let a judge tell the person that is the violator that they will be put in jail if they harass you again.

    Obstructing someone's freedom of movement-even with third hand (false? lies? of whatever reason) is harassment, and this type of behavior is not permitted in the medical setting, this approach is asking someone to neglect time that should be devoted to a patient or client. Next time, tell the person you are on company time, and are busy with patient care, and if they persists, tell the supervisor, and file civil charges, have the supervisor supboened into court as a witness in your behalf. this is the only way to get rid of bad people in the medical field. People who are patients or clients are there for a reason for competent people to take care of them. Show that bad apple who you really are.
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    So, we simply turn a blind eye if we hear reports of this kind of stuff? Sounds like a plan to me. Unfortunately, this hands off approach tends to backfire if things go south.

    If somebody finds out and an investigation does occur, where does that leave you? People are funny creatures and will turn on you under pressure. How will it look when somebody rats you out for not reporting? Not good for the home team, that is for sure.

    Since we do not know the whole story, it is impossible to realistically argue the finer points.
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    well, listen, it is still not first hand information, you did not witness anything. I suggest that the next time you are in the presence in front of others, including the DON or whomever, and the person with the claims being present, EXPOSE THEM TO EVERY ONE, TELL EVERYBODY IN THEIR PRESENCE TO LISTEN TO WHAT SO AND SO HAS TO HAS, this way the person that told you will have everybody involved, and then everybody will be investigated.

    But, I am telling you, either ignore it, you are no obligated the person that told you this crap is obligated, and if there is not decent DON, a nurse manager or whoever, then call OMBUDSMAN YOURSELF, is can be an anonymous call!!!

    You butt is then covered. Go on about your business at work, and stand your grounds with this stupid individual. Make them look like a fool in front of others the best you can, but just act cool until you have your break, to break them. I really think the best thing to do is EXPOSE THEM, they decided to involve you-for whatever reason-just involve them more in the situation to the point that it makes their life and career unbearable.
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    So, "exposing" somebody in front of all kinds of people is not "obstructing their freedom of movement." Glad we have that cleared up.
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    Hey guys. Wow, we've really got some views here, eh? :imbar I will not be talking about the original post as it is being investigated, but I did want to clear one thing up and that is that there were three people that saw the same thing. (pictues on cell phone).
    Anyway, I have applied elsewhere and have an interview Tuesday.
    I've been a nurse for 18 years and I can't imaging my life without nursing. Especially the elderly. I love them.
    I just feel like we have to be there for them and not turn our cheek like so many do. It is our job to protect them from wrong doing. That's what I'm all about.
    The entire situation has been extremely frustrating. :angryfire

    You know...I always ask myself in situations, "If that was my mother/father, would I want someone to step in?"
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    lol. Talk about viciousness in the workplace. Doesn't sound like teamwork.
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    I will say one more thing...these are the other offenses by the same nurse taking the pictures : surfs adult sex sites with naked men at the computer at the nurse's station, wears "flip flops" to work, (yes, you heard right...flip flops), tells the CNA to meet her in the med room so she can give him a blow job, leaves for her 30 min lunch break out of the building but stays clocked in for an hour and a half, has brought the overall work ethic/morale of coworkers down with her, (took my med aide with her for one 1 1/2 hour lunch break, keys and all out of the building), lays down on the patient's couch in the tv room while talking on the cell phone and watching "Mash" for an hour, and is incredibly loud and boisterous. That stuff I DO have first hand knowledge of. I reported it all, of course...but the supervisor is her friend. Hence....the retaliation against me.
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    so, this is enough of this. No, I did not say to make it point to expose her-when the opportunity arises, just mention it. Listen, you work with a bunch of bad people. Get out!!! of there!!!!! before you really get blamed for something you did not do, but seen/witnesses or somethink like that.

    You can find another position. Just shake all this off. Get out as soon as you can. If this means your livelyhood, sounds like these other people are trouble. Move on....
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