UNETHICAL NURSING ASSOCIATIONS
What possible reason could explain the New Jersey State Nurses Association's refusal to inform nurses that the whistle blowing law in New Jersey is worthless?
Why would the American Nurses Association ignore my case that demonstrates the defeat of the whistle blowing law?
Section 3.5 of the nursing code of ethics states:
When a nurse chooses to engage in the act of responsible reporting about situations that are perceived as unethical, incompetent, illegal, or impaired, the professional organization has a responsibility to provide the nurse with support and assistance and to protect the practice of those nurses who choose to voice their concerns. Reporting unethical, illegal, incompetent, or impaired practices, even when done appropriately, may present substantial risks to the nurse; nevertheless, such risks do not eliminate the obligation to address serious threats to patient safety.
A claim of whistle blowing by an RN who experiences an adverse employment action may be common, but a trial win by a whistle blowing RN is rare. A trial win by a whistle blowing RN who represented himself against New Jersey's largest health care system has never before happened; presumably such a trial win demonstrates the triumph of a determined nurse against seemingly insurmountable odds, yet that win was deliberately ignored by nursing associations.
Two facts in my case represent important news to nurses everywhere, but those facts are especially important to New Jersey nurses:
1) a corrupt New Jersey judiciary will defeat the whistle blowing law when an employer-defendant is politically connected;
2) a trial-winning, whistle blowing RN was denied compensation for his losses, was denied punitive damages after criminal retaliation, and suffered the destruction of his career as a result of his conscientious action.
I repeatedly brought the two aforementioned facts to the attention of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and to the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) that ignored them. My case illustrates the fact that whistleblowing by New Jersey nurses is folly, and the refusal by the aforementioned nursing associations to inform nurses of that fact is a clear betrayal of trust; nurses seemingly would expect their professional associations to warn them that whistle blowing will result in the certain destruction of their career and their certain economic ruin even if they win at a possible trial.
I brought the facts of my case repeatedly to the attention of the ANA and the NJSNA with a request that the facts of my case be reported in their respective publications; those associations disregarded section 3.5 of the nursing code of ethics and completely ignored my case and provided no support to me.
The ANA and the NJSNA inexplicably refused to acknowledge in my case a sensational story that every nurse would consider important; perhaps that refusal is due to the fact that my story involves nurses who criminally conspired to help an employer retaliate against a whistle blower.
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