Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Curious Case of #AmandaTrujillo and the Arizona Board of Nursing, By Genevieve M. Clavreul, RN, Ph.D., #nurseup #nursefriendly

NurseFriendly posted an update right now

The Curious Case of #AmandaTrujillo and the Arizona Board of Nursing, By Genevieve M. Clavreul, RN, Ph.D., #nurseup #nursefriendly:”Trujillo said that after reviewing her case, the AZBN’s nurse investigator had recommended that the complaint against her be dismissed, but the board had decided to go forward anyway, ordering her to face an administrative hearing in January of this year. Trujillo closed her email with a plea for readers to share her story as widely as possible.

Needless to say, Trujillo’s much-publicized letter evoked passionate responses from nurses. Who among us hasn’t worked with a doctor with a big ego who objected if a nurse so much as questioned his or her orders? I’ll never forget a neurosurgeon I once worked with who constantly yelled, threw tantrums and even hurled surgical instruments at nurses in the operating theater, but had never been disciplined because none of the nurses he abused were willing to report it. He was finally sanctioned after he slapped a patient, who had no problem filing a complaint against him. (After that, his behavior changed for the better!)”

http://www.workingnurse.com/articles/The-Curious-Case-of-Amanda-Trujillo-and-the-Arizona-Board-of-Nursing

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