Need feedback: Medicalization..raising awareness and potential study? - page 2

I have been compelled by the narratives and stories I read in this forum esp about the medicalization of nurses and nursing students with disabilities, and the marginalization of those nurses with... Read More

  1. by   medisec
    Viva, can I ask what state you are in? I know you mentioned Texas, where I am, is very strict. I'd like to look into some other states and see if I can dig a little deeper for information....or if anyone could chime in who is from another state for a heads up about policy??
  2. by   VivaLasViejas
    I'm in Oregon. Ours is called the Healthcare Professionals Monitoring Program (HPMP). You can Google it or follow the link from the state BON website.
  3. by   medisec
    Sorry I've been a bit MIA but dissertation work and teaching simultaneously, especially this semester, has been very time consuming. I just wanted to give a shout out and thank you to those of you who provide some responses and gave voice to some of the issues regarding the monitoring program. I am working on the editing stages of hopefully a publishable article based on ethical practices of health professionals in the workplace regarding disclosure/nondisclosure, monitoring and marginalization of nursing professionals with disabilities, AND a summarized version of the research I worked on this past fall based on some of your input has been accepted for an ethics panel/presentation at a conference on medicine and technologies in May. So your voices/concerns, in this respect, will be represented in another type of public forum.
    I am still hoping to continue the research by documenting oral histories or personal accounts from some of you have expressed interest in telling your story. I need to see if I need IRB approval first...usually with narrative oral histories, and because this is a publicly open forum, oral histories may be exempt from the process. Will keep you all posted but if anyone else is interested