Certainly, most of you have heard or seeing this on the news, regarding a Arizona Nurse getting her license threatened by a doctor and lastly,Fired from Banner hospital. A Banner hospital doctor allegedly, has her license threatened for providing patient education. However, the latest news was that she was fired from Banner hospital. Admittedly, I'm at a lost for words regarding this incident, although not surprised by the treatment that we nurses have to endure at times. I read this and felt the need to share.
January 22, 2012 by the Nerdy Nurse.There are times in my nursing career when I am so very proud of how far we have come in advancing our profession. Unfortunately, there are also times where I am reminded that this is still very much an uphill climb we must make in order to legitimately participate in truly collaborative healthcare. Today is one of those days in which I am reminded we still have battles to win. The following blog post is related to an email that was originally sent to @EchoHeronAuthor
. It was then posted on Vernon Duttonís Posterous
, Amanda Trujillo case will go before the Arizona State Board of Nursing on January 24th, 2012.
Her story is one of an archaic medical model in which the doctorís word is supreme and we are all just nurse maids here to do their bidding. This is an indication that there are many who do not wish to continue to advance toward collaborative healthcare in which we work as a team to provide patients with the best care possible. This is also an example of persons who may not be in medicine for the right reasons.
Success in healthcare is not defined by how many treatments and tests you can perform on a patient. Success is defined by the ability to help a patient make informed decisions on their path in health an life. If that path includes surgery, then so be it. If that path does not, and we have informed the patient of all the options and they are capable of making an informed and rational decision, then we have been successful.
Iím really disgusted that a healthcare organization would bow to the tantrum of one very arrogant and immature physician. If there was one example of a surgeon with a God-Complex, this is one.
I encourage you to read the email and case below and to reach out to Amanda Trujillo (@FYRHONEYBSN
on twitter) to show her your support. We need patient advocates like her to take care of us. Do you want your loved ones to have the right of choice in their healthcare stripped away from them by a detached physician?
You can also email the Arizona State Board of Nursing and let them know you are following Ms. Trujilloís case: email@example.com
Below you'll find the link if you like to read in more detail...in addition, what has happened to this nurse and her family in the course of this ordeal...