Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association, Are You Censoring Our Posts? #nurseup #nursefriendly #nursing #hcsm
March 19, 2012 in Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association, Are You Censoring Our Posts?, Arizona, Banner Health, Del E. Webb Medical Center, Donna Cardillo RN, Donna Cardillo RN, Legal Advocacy For Nurses, Nurse Abuse, Nurse Bullying, Nurse Intimidation, Nursing Associations, Pat Iyer RN, Patient Advocacy, Patient Education, Specialty Nurses, Sun City
Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association, Are You Censoring Our Posts?
March 19, 2012
Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association
7995 E. Prentice Ave., Suite 100 Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone Number: 1-800-897-6362
To Whom it may concern:
Re: Amanda Trujillo, RN, Are You Censoring Our Posts?
This request was posted here March 14, 2012, and I’m now unable to find it on your wall.
The original documented location of the post is:
For reference, we have archived a copy of the now MISSING post on Nurseup.com
Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association: A “Position Statement” on the “Amanda Trujillo, RN & Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, Sun City Arizona” situation is respectfully requested.
Have you joined the ranks of the American Nursing Association whom we have found are now censoring messages concerning Amanda Trujillo and instructing State Nursing Associations to do the same?
Censorship: Don’t Talk About Amanda Trujillo, Terri Polick, RN @MotherJonesRN:”My blog buddy, Vernon Dutton from NursingPins went onto the Iowa Nurses Association’s Facebook page and posted a supportive comment about Amanda Trujillo. Then he got a big surprise. According to
LouisianaNurse, Vernon was asked to call the INA. The person that spoke to Vernon said that ANA told the INA to take his comment down. Vernon later posted the following comment on the INA Facebook page: “The Iowa Nurses Association selectively removes posts they do not like!” As a native of Iowa, I’m very disappointed that the INA knuckled under to the demands of the ANA. This type of censorship is unacceptable. On the other hand, the INA didn’t have to give Vernon an explanation for their actions. Maybe they wanted Vernon to know about the ANA’s censorship campaign.”
It would be disappointing to me as a practicing nurse, and your membership if it turned out that you too are turning a blind eye to the “Amanda Trujillo, RN & Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, Sun City Arizona” situation.
Would you turn your back on your members as the American Nursing Association and AZANA has done to a dues-paying member fired for being a patient advocate?
This could easily happen to one of your members, as Donna Wilk Cardillo has related on her blog.
Could What Happened to Amanda Trujillo Happen To You?? Donna Wilk Cardillo:”In case you don’t frequent twitter, the nursing blogosphere, Facebook or other online nursing communities, Amanda Trujillo is a nurse in Arizona who is under investigation by the State Board of Nursing there. In short (you can read her account here) Amanda relates that when she became aware that a patient awaiting a liver transplant had considerable misunderstanding about the procedure and the lifelong aftercare that would be required, she spent time with the patient discussing related issues and ordered a hospice/case management consult at the patients request so the patient could explore his/her options, something that was within her scope of practice and not against her employer’s policies.”
Kindly give this matter the attention it deserves.
It was important enough for a past president, Patricia Iyer, of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants to weigh in on:
Amanda Trujillo, RN – Nurse fired for being a patient advocate, @PatIyer:”The story of Amanda Trujillo is a horrifying one. Briefly, she is a single mom who fought to get off welfare and fulfilled her dream of becoming a nurse. Not only did she become a nurse, she earned a masters degree in nursing. One night while working at Banner Health in Arizona, she took care of a patient who was being asked to undergo a liver transplant.”
I’d hope you would give it the same courtesy.
Andrew Lopez, RNAmanda Trujillo, RN, Arizona Patient Advocate, #Nurseup #AmandaTrujillo: This page is a resource page for those interested in the Amanda Trujillo case. We link to online discussions, petitions, fundraiser and contact information.