Whistleblowing

31/05/2017
Nurse Whistleblowing Guidelines

Nurse Whistleblowing Guidelines

If you ever suspect or see a nurse colleague make a grievous mistake whilst on shift, it is your duty as a nurse to report him or her through whistleblowing. But where do you start? The process is daunting and made more stressful with the thought of exposing your colleague or employer. Nonetheless, as nurses, we have sworn an oath to protect our patients so being silent is really not an option. It is our duty to advocate our patient’s rights especially when they have been aggrieved. Here are some nurse whistleblowing guidelines to best guide you through this process.   Whistleblowing Process Make […]
17/05/2017
Whistleblowing

Whistleblowing – A Nurses Perspective

Whistleblowing in the healthcare sector is such a controversial issue and for good reason. Not only does it affect the person you are reporting, but it also affects yourself, the one who is reporting. Some nurses hold their silence due to fear of retaliation and being ostracised. However, this should not stop us from telling the truth and facing up to our responsibility as a nurse. What Nursing truly means One definition of nursing that really stands out amongst others is that: “Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimisation of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury and advocacy in the […]