The Amanda Trujilo Case

I don’t frequently link to other blogs, unless there is something exceptional that needs to be read. This is one of those things, and I know many of your out there might take personal interest in. More at White Coat Call Room

About ER Jedi

I’m a resident doctor in Emergency Medicine and I’ve learned during the past few years that 1) I’ve had some pretty amazing experiences 2) I have a very bad short-term memory. So this blog is just a place for me to write about some of these experiences, from the ER, medical school, the wards and life in general. At least that way I’ll have some idea as to where I’ve been all this time. A scrap-book of sorts, a place to vent, organize some clinical tools and post a few good songs I’ve heard along the way.

Posted on February 7, 2012, in Health Care, Other Blogs. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thats seems very interesting and also very scary..I must go for it and thanks for sharing this post.

  2. I have read the blog posted by this nurse and am bothered by many aspects of it .According to her she worked for a hospital which is now terrorising all it’s nurses to the point that they are fearful of caring properly for their patients [this in an era when hospitals are crying out for nurses and,at least in the hospital where I work with ,go to great lengths to accommodate their concerns and treat them with respect]. She has been victimized by the hospital which demanded that she lose her license at the whim of a tantrum throwing ,self serving surgeon,has been treated in a grossly unfair way by the nursing board,has been refused help by the state nurses association,has been dropped by her state senator after some initial interest,has been turned down by all the media outlets in her state and has been refused help by various government agencies. This is an impressive conspiracy. She has been asked to have a psychiatric evaluation by the board of nursing. Does this represent further emotional abuse or are there legitimate concerns about her emotional/mental stability ? By the way how does a nurse with just 6 years experience get to be a specialist in such diverse areas as geriatrics,cardiology and palliative care? Also by the way ,in my experience ,the problem is not that patients are being denied palliative care by unfeeling physicians but that patients and their families continue to demand that “everything” be done when palliative care seems to be the more reasonable option.

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