Voices For Amanda Trujillo

Each of them eloquently speaks to the heart of what we do as nurses — and why nurses find how Amanda Trujillo was fired and subsequently reported to the Arizona State Board of Nursing so troubling. (Via The Innovative Nurse.)

The first is from Andrew Lopez (Twitter: @nursefriendly.)

Kevin Ross is next (Twitter: @innovativenurse ~ Webpage: Innovative Nurse)

Michael Pergrim (Twitter: @CoachPerg)

Lastly Carol Gino. “The statement nurses eat their young — we’re not doing that. There’s a group of us who are going to stand with her. we’re not going to be powerless any more, because a defenceless defender is not good to anyone.”

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  1. #1 by Rann Patterson on Saturday 28 January 2012 - 1516

    I am a #patient and #patient/#nurse advocate. I stand with all nurses on this case.

    For the record: I am also a defender of doctors of conscience.

  2. #2 by Lynda M O on Saturday 28 January 2012 - 1708

    Standing in Solidarity with Nurses worldwide who do their jobs with a conscience and compassion seldom seen in other fields.

  3. #3 by gregmercer601 on Tuesday 31 January 2012 - 2042

    Great work with this blog – maybe some day I can do as well, and I know I’ll try, and follow this one for certain.
    I have just begun seeking support for an unusual form of protest, which begins tonight, although Banner won’t begin to notice it for a few days, and we need participants. It is modeled on a past protest that was quite successful, safe, nonthreatening, nonviolent, but rather persuasive – it involved lots of spectacle and press coverage, although none of the participants needed to leave their homes or do very much.
    The model for my protest involved a rather small group of loosely associated, often random people organized via simple Social Media to advocate for specific change: it was some TV fans, in fact, upset that CBS cancelled their favorite TV show. With little individual cost or effort, and surprisingly quickly, they created a spectacle large and public enough to convince CBS to reverse itself and resume he show.
    Their strength came entirely from NUMBERS, so we need participants, as many as possible. I give background and detailed instruction on grchealthcareblog.com, and have sent the first protest prop on its way to John Harrington, CEO of the Del E. Webb Medical Center as I type.
    Please participate: make our voices heard in the real world to help Amanda!
    Also, thansk to those who already offered feedback on this thing: please continue to point out errors, alternative ideas, typos etc.
    I’ve researched this with some care, but still, editors are always welcome, kind of like Wikipedia


    Viva Nurse Power!

    Greg Mercer, MSN

  4. #4 by gregmercer601 on Tuesday 31 January 2012 - 2043

    Great blog post!

  5. #5 by Andrew Lopez on Friday 27 April 2012 - 1200

    Thank you Jay for following Amanda’s case, this is the latest.

    The War Against Amanda Trujillo, April 25, 2012, Mother Jones, RN, Nurse Ratched’s Place:”I still support Amanda Trujillo and some people who have read the allegations against Amanda have questioned my judgment. Frankly, I don’t believe these allegations because I personally know two other nurses who have been reported to their nursing boards by their former employers. One of my friends was reported to the BON after she spoke up about unsafe nursing practices at a shady nursing home, and the other was reported after he chastised hospital administration for placing psychiatric patients and staff in an unsafe environment. Their former employers cooked up all kinds of false allegations against my friends who are both stellar nurses. Their former employers crucified their character, but in the end they were both cleared of any wrongdoing by their respective state nursing boards. There is an escalating pattern of abuse as more unscrupulous employers are using nursing boards as the ultimate scare tactic to keep nurses “in their place. ” Amanda is just another victim of this ploy.”

  6. #6 by Andrew Lopez on Thursday 17 May 2012 - 1058

    Thank you Jessica for following Amanda’s case, this is from her blog.

    The Moment of Impact: April 21, 2010: by #AmandaTrujillo, MSN, RN, #nurseup #nursefriendly #healthcare:”The day my life collided with something greater than I could ever wrap my head around in this lifetime…..I heard a quote recently that conveys the enormity of the year’s events…its message, perfection, but not in the way I would like to envision life perfected, the way I want it, the way I wanted it, the way I thought I had it…..in any case, I like this quote because it encompasses the past, the present, and the future all at once.”

    The day that changed Amanda’s life forever. To follow her case and others, kindly visit http://www.nurseup.com

  7. #7 by Andrew Lopez on Sunday 20 May 2012 - 2313

    Thank you Jay for following Amanda’s case, this is from TruthAboutNursing.org

    Fired for educating a patient? TruthAboutNursing.org, May 2012:”On February 1, the Phoenix CBS affiliate KPHO-TV ran a short but good item by Peter Busch about veteran local nurse Amanda Trujillo, who said she had been fired by Banner Del Webb Hospital and had a complaint filed against her with the state board of nursing because she had educated a patient about the risks of an upcoming surgery and scheduled a consult about hospice. A hospital spokesman reportedly said that “the doctor, ultimately, is the focal point that directs care for patients” and that “company policy” forbids nurses to order a case management consult. The report does not mention other accounts suggesting that these events were set in motion because the patient’s surgeon was displeased that the patient had decided against the surgery.”

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