Is this a violation of the new whistleblower law? - page 2

I need advise re: an issue that has come up for me. I teach in the local nursing program as an Adjunct Professor. (I teach maternity, L&D, newborn care) They have a shortage of clinical instructors... Read More

  1. by   SharonH, RN
    Feisty, I beg you not to have them pull you out of the article. You gave your opinion which you are entitled to do as an American. You did not try to intentionally vilify or harm the hospital. They are the ones who are making war out of this, not you! Don't give them a victoy by pulling out! I for one, am proud of you.
  2. by   fiestynurse
    Last edit by fiestynurse on Mar 31, '04
  3. by   tiger
    my hat is off to you as well fiesty. keep us informed and let us know if you need letters of support. you could get alot of backing here.
  4. by   Jenny P
    Fiesty, I congratulate you for your courage! And it will take courage to stand your ground. We are all here to back you, but do contact the ACLU also and find a lawyer to give you advice now. None of us have law degrees, and, while we are your friends, it will be you alone in the hot seat. You say you live in a small town, hopefully, you have some close friends in your small town to give you hugs and encouragement in person. I'm wondering if "Self" magazine may also be liable for your inability to work in that hospital? And is this problem the whole hospital administration's decision, or just one person's?
    Take care, girl, I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
  5. by   kaycee
    Just another supporter that agrees with everyone here. Thank you for being the wonderful nurse advocate that you are and keep up the good work.
    Remember we're here for you!!!
  6. by   Zee_RN
    And be sure to email "Self" back and let them know just how many nurses will now be buying the November issue! I plan on buying the issue and bringing into work (gee, maybe I'll put a copy out in the waiting know, besides the Reader's Digest and Sports Illustrated....)

    If you need us to email "Self" too after the issue comes out just post us a note and we will!
  7. by   canoehead
    You go girl!!

    I'll be checking those newsstands daily.
  8. by   Stargazer
    Feisty, you rock.
  9. by   askater11
    You go girl!!!! November Issue of Self, you betcha I'm buying that issue!!!!!!
  10. by   fergus51
    Feisty, you rock! I think it is really sick that a nurse can't even voice her opinion without fearing for her job and I am so impressed at you for doing it. I think your students will be the ones who really lose in this situation because I am ABSOLUTELY 100% POSITIVE that you are a great teacher. I wish you could shape the minds of young nurses everywhere to voice their opinions no matter what they are. Have you contacted a lawyer about this?

    I second ZEE, that magazine will definitely be in our break room!
  11. by   Ted

    My hats off to you!! I appreciate the courage in writing the article and allowing the article to be publishes . . . allowing your voice to be heard. I also appreciate your courage to confide with this forum and seek support.

    I've always respected the opinions and advice you share on this nursing bulletin board. It's really cool to know that the one who offers such well grounded advice also seeks the support of her peers.

    Will buy November's issue of Self!

    Ted Fiebke
  12. by   schmoop00

    I am new to this group but I wanted to tell you that it is nurses like you that make us all proud!!! I have been an RN since 1973 and a Nurse Practitioner since I have had my share of dirty hospital politics....enough to last me a lifetime....that's why I've chosen to be employed elsewhere!!
    If you can do it without causing financial hardship on your family.....GO FOR IT!!!! You sound very articulate and intelligent and that is exactly who we need to speak for us. I too offer my support in any letter writing that would benefit you.
    It is way past time for the admin people to be curtailed!!!!


    "Be the change that you want to see in this world."---Gandhi
  13. by   Doey

    Can't add to the terrific things that have already been said here, (very nicely stated Ted), but count me as one who will be buying that issue of Self! We're behind you 100%!!