Arizona Nurse's License Threatened by Doctor After Providing pt education - page 7

the email and arizona state board of nursing casethis is a (must read) e-mail that was passed to me from echo heron. @echoheronauthor hello ms. heron, my name is amanda trujillo. iím a registered nurse of six years ,... Read More

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    I do want to let you know, Amanda did not ask me to write about her.
    Her story struck a nerve with me because it's something I feel we have all encountered in some way. I see this among nurse daily who are afraid of "what they can tell" a patient.

    Amanda is the poser child for a much bigger issues in nursing and healthcare.

    We should never fear the ability to advocate for our patients. We should never fear the ability to educate our patients. I hope Amanda's story helps to bring the issue closer to home because even thought it's unfortunate, nearly every nurse has encountered this fear in their practice.

    This is bigger than just Amanda and Banner heath. This is about patients rights and the need for nurses to be able to advocate for their rights without feare of retaliation.

    That you for sharing my aricle herer. I welcome any comments and perspectives.
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    Also, here is "legitimate" news coverage:
    Nurse says she was fired for educating patient - CBS 5 - KPHOlthough I will say, that media is changing, and bloggers should not be discounted for their contributions.

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    AM I reading Amanda's letter wrong on Nerddy Nurse?

    Does that MD doctor understand these initials after that Nurse's name- DNS. AND an NP to boot. [Amanda Lucia Trujillo MSN, RN, DNSc-NP(s)]

    In my state she can order, write and sign prescriptions and expect that they will be filled.

    That nurse is a doctorate of nursing science!!! In her own right she IS called "doctor" ( not should be or would be nice to be called)

    What is wrong with Arizona??

    What is wrong with nursing? I am outraged.

    The Nursing PTB are pushing us RN's to get these ANP degrees- MSN(which is also after Doctor Amanada's name) and the DNS degree for what???- for the likes of this? Or is it just to keep these nursing programs in business, collect tuition money and keep these professors in jobs.

    With her Doctorate of Nursing doesn't she have as much education and training as that enraged physician??( Let's do the math: BSN- 4 years, MSN- say another 2 at the minimum; DSN another 2 years at the minimum PLUS 6 years experience aka equivalent to a medical internship, residency) Are you kidding me??)

    I think educating patient are at the very least of her scope practice. Especially if her NP is in Palliative care/Oncology.

    Go, Dr Amanda- give them all H***. Full throttle, the power of the pen, expose them

    That medical doctor is just mad because he was upstaged by an NURSE, a NURSE HE should be calling "DOCTOR"!! He lost out on thousands of dollars for a surgical proceedure. It's no longer quality of life or 'risk vs.benefit'. It's 'greed vs benefit'- the mantra of the contemporary American healthcare system. PURE GREED- JMHO
    Last edit by kcmylorn on Feb 1, '12 : Reason: To past Doctor Amanda's credentials to post from Nerdy Nurse article
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    It is the physician to give to a patient "informed Consent" period, and it doesn't sound like he did. As Nurses patient advocacy if our priority period! I can't beleive this has made it in front of the board. I support you 100%, please keep us posted. Have you thought about your legal rights for instance "retailation" from the white coat? Damages, loss wages, slander to your repretation, legal fees, and don't forget from now until you retire from nursing when renewing your license you will have to answer "yes" to the question has your license ever been etc. He is a tip. Make a copy of all of your legal paperwork and any other documentation make a copy of it and sent
    all of it into the Board when it's timefor renewal, if you do a written statement and leave something out because you simply forgot the ASBN will come after you for fraud.
    Trust me, it's happened to me. Hang in there, you are what every patient deserves!
    I'm signing the petition for the ASBN. Be strong, hold your head high, you haven't done anything to be ashamed of. FLTNRSE
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    Quote from TheNerdyNurse
    Also, here is "legitimate" news coverage:
    Nurse says she was fired for educating patient - CBS 5 - KPHOlthough I will say, that media is changing, and bloggers should not be discounted for their contributions.

    your link states webpage can't be found.
    let's see if my link works.
    Nurse says she was fired for educating patient - CBS 5 - KPHO

    leslie
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    What a sin, and a shame, and a disgrace that neither the hospital administration, the nursing administration, nor any other doctors would speak on this woman's behalf.
    Dust out the corners of Hades, there's gonna be a big group.
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    Quote from kcmylorn
    AM I reading Amanda's letter wrong on Nerddy Nurse?

    Does that MD doctor understand these initials after that Nurse's name- DNS. AND an NP to boot. [Amanda Lucia Trujillo MSN, RN, DNSc-NP(s)]

    In my state she can order, write and sign prescriptions and expect that they will be filled.

    That nurse is a doctorate of nursing science!!! In her own right she IS called "doctor" ( not should be or would be nice to be called)
    The (s) in her sig stands for student. She's a RN-MSN, and an NP student. Apparently, she was working as a floor nurse during this incident.
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    I verified her licence on the AZBN's website. Her licence is under investigation. The story appears to be accurate.
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    WOW!
    I have read through the actual post, and comment section where Amanda has commented. There was one point where she states, "This doctor has never met me". But, in her open letter she states, "the doctor came into the nurses station irate". I am not calling her story false. I would like to know the most accurate recounted statement made to the patient. It's hard to believe the board of nursing is unwilling to take a stand in this matter, especially with so many supporting letters,comments,and emails.

    My heart goes out to all involved. There are good MDs and there are bad MDs; the same could be said for nurses. Hopefully this situation is resolved quickly.
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    FYI: Arizona is a "Right to Work" state. That means unions are rare and have little power where there is one. People can be fired for any time for any or no reason. Wages are lower, but then so is the cost of living.


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