Nurse Publishes Book and is Fired! - page 3

Although the book is supposed to be about the nurse-author's life I am happy she had the courage to write about her employment experiences while working at the Mothership, the main campus of... Read More

  1. Visit  pinoy_guy profile page
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    having worked in the healthcare field for years, i have seen a lot of things that should not be happening. this refusal (of most people) to speak up had led to a lot of really bad things happening in hospitals across oceans.

    doctors who think--and act--like gods...or spoiled little kids playing "simon says" in the hospital.

    sexual harassment and actual solicitation in the operating room. surgeons who grabbed nurses' breasts when everybody is scrubbed in--what would you do? make a fuss and delay the operation?

    doctors who got patients killed--and just shrugged it off...or what's even worse, doctors who killed patients, and blamed nurses for it. i think this is more common, passing the blame. i have seen a doctor kill a patient, then blame another doctor--who was not even touching the patient.

    the driving force of hospitals. ..nope, it is not "to help and heal" anymore...it is "show me the money."

    i had been thinking of writing an expos, but the fear of retribution is strong--the healthcare world is very small.

    the 2nd reason is it is hard to write a book that people will want to read.

    kudos to this nurse, who had the guts to do what she did.
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  2. Visit  Geeg profile page
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    I went and ordered the book on Amazon immediately. I feel it is the least I can do to support the author who had the courage to speak up.
  3. Visit  cjmjmom profile page
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    Pinoy guy, wanted to offer support and encouragement for you to write an expose'. Zurub has gotten alot of support for her book and I bet you would get the same support. Besides, if you are concerned, you could use a pen name instead then no one would need to know it was you! WE need more nurses to venture out into the public to expose the realities nurses routinely face whether that means writing an expose', speaking in a public forum, writing to the edior in newspapers etc. Our opportunities are endless and we are only hampered by our own fear! GO FOR IT!
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  4. Visit  Canadian_Nurse profile page
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    I too would love to get my hands on this book...but it's even harder to track down when you're in the Great White North! Any suggestions?
  5. Visit  december profile page
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    You can purchase it at Amazon.com. On the main site under "search" just type in the name of the book-"Notes from the Mothership".

    You can purchase it on back order as I did last week. Haven't received it yet but this week Amazon notified me they have shipped the book.
  6. Visit  pinoy_guy profile page
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    Quote from snappy01
    pinoy guy, wanted to offer support and encouragement for you to write an expose'. zurub has gotten alot of support for her book and i bet you would get the same support. besides, if you are concerned, you could use a pen name instead then no one would need to know it was you! we need more nurses to venture out into the public to expose the realities nurses routinely face whether that means writing an expose', speaking in a public forum, writing to the edior in newspapers etc. our opportunities are endless and we are only hampered by our own fear! go for it!
    thanks for the kind words.

    i have been thinking about this for years...i can think of 2 main problems:

    1. i have quite a few working years left.
    writing an expos at this time can get me fired, and will create a legion of enemies. even if i use a pen name, some acts of stupidity are just so...unique, that it'll be easy to put things together.

    i will have a very tough time finding another job. my coworkers will also be wary with me in the future (in case i write part 2 and include them in it)...

    thus i differentiate between a sin of commission or omission due to laziness and/or malice, and a sin of ignorance but with good intentions.

    i really hate the ones due to laziness and/or malice.

    2. most people i know is in the healthcare field...which will leave me with much fewer friends. i have to say that with all the cost cutting and restructuring, a lot of the job had fallen on our shoulders as nurses. it is becoming easier, and more common, to make mistakes.


    i think it'll be easier to write the book after a few more years...when i'm old and grouchy and retired, and could care less if people knew who i'm talking about.

    i don't know yet.

    a lot of the stuff i've witnessed...are so bad, that i don't want to recall nor relive them.

    i have discovered, and learned, that it is difficult if not impossible to rock the boat, if the boat is filled with incompetents and liars.

    especially if the aforementioned incompetents and liars are the captains of the ships.

    i will revisit this topic when i'm ready to retire.
  7. Visit  EmmaG profile page
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    Received my copy today.
  8. Visit  Diary/Dairy profile page
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    And how is it????
  9. Visit  EmmaG profile page
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    Quote from diarygirl512
    And how is it????
    Quite good. Haven't yet had the "quiet time" I need to really get into it. But to describe it as a "tell-all" is doing the author a great disservice. She is fascinating and scary-smart. (btw, the title doesn't refer to the Clinic)
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