Published Sep 24, 2004
and named, names with regards to bad hospitals, don's, and dr's. you would of course have to be a member so the general public could not gain access (in which libel and blacklisting considerations would make the concept unworkable.) courts have recognized the rights of certain industries to maintain confidential "databases" of bad apples (it's considered an exception to the general rule against black lists). my thinking is that this would give hospitals, medical facilities, and dr's a real potential economic interest in not being to big ofundefined jerks. that's because if they developed too bad a reputation they would risk turning staffing difficulties and shortages into staffing emergencies! in addition, it could serve as a defensive tool for those nurses who were wrongly blaimed for various things (since those inclined to stick nurses with wrongful blaim probably would develop a track record within a short period of time).
they exist in certain metro areas in texas and hospitals become "members" to gain access to a database of "bad" nurses.
it should be illegal because employers can write whatever they want about you and ruin your career.
Hellllllo Nurse, BSN, RN
Are you refering to the "Group One" thing?
was having the same thought. Is there a website that nurses can share information about hospitals? Issues like the real nurse to patients ratios and is there a maximum pt load? Does acuity get taken into consideration. Overall hospital management, interdepartmental cooperation, scheduling process, overall morale, support from managers. Availability and condition of equipment. You know the stuff you want to know before you invest time and energy into starting a new job. The real deal you would love to tell those fresh faced orientees! Or wish someone had told you. Of course some people will only post when they are unhappy with a place, but to get a general idea of a hospital before commiting would be nice. A consumer reports for nurses!
A good idea that will never work.
To many petty people. I'm sure I am not the only person to have worked for small minded bosses at one time or another.
canoehead, BSN, RN
How would you keep people at the hospital from knowing what was on the info network and sueing the crap out of whoever is maintaining the website?
My point was that "industry information sharing" is generally a recognized exception to the laws that prohibit blacklisting. One example is a database maintained by the mortgage industry termed MARI (mortgage, asset, research, industry) it is a "database" of mortgage brokers, bankers, Real Estate agents, loan officers, appraisers, and title companies who have been accused of fraud in a mortgage transaction (but not prosecuted).
My plan would involve a similiar plan "for nurses" concerning bad hospitals, MD's ect. I have no doubt that hospitals might find out they were on such a list an attempt to sue. Obviously, any such plan would need to be vetted by appropriate councel before being implemented. My point was that it might create a "market" incentive to avoid the worst behavior in terms of nurse/staff treatment.
I did find a site with a review area for hospitals; surprised to find it much under used
and that people do post postive ones! Maybe this site could have a similar area?
Town & Country
There is a board like that that reviews hospitals and travel companies.
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