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You are not alone…Part 1 of 4

Even after 21 years, I still find plans difficult to make and goals difficult to reach, but it is possible. Daily life remains unpredictable. There are ongoing daily detours, but I challenge myself to find another path.  Often this path is not one I would choose, but Read the rest of this entry »

 

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I recommend everyone to take a look at this website. Many people, including healthcare professionals fall victim to narcissistic/sociopaths. When this manipulation happens within the healthcare area patients and families health and lives are jeopardized.

This sums it up best to help others understand what they can’t see but what is happening or has happened.  Narcissistic/Sociopaths/Psychopaths I use interchangeably and I will refer to some of these issues in future posts.  The following is a quote from this great website:

“Narcissistic/sociopaths are just as wickedly abusive as those that physically abuse and yet no one sees the scars and unhealed wounds they leave. They are not visible to the naked eye but they are visible if one looks closely. These people are dangerous people and often they will physically abuse, they even have the potential to kill, yet they are cowards so more often, they will beat, whip and abuse with their tongues. They will manipulate, guilt and lie to control you. They will use mind games to convince you that you are the one that is bad, wrong, messed up and needs fixing”.

I encourage others to learn more about this type of personality, cut ties, and move on. You are worth so much more. Others will eventually see it, but don’t wait on them.  It’s your life.  Life is short.

 

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To my last patient…and the last of my patience! Part 4 of 4

This is the final pages of my letter to my last patient part 4 of 4.  This letter in its entirety has clearly identified numerous safety issues without our healthcare system and specifically rehabilitation for neurology and traumatic brain injury patients.  Safety is ultimately the concern for all patients and staff.  Do healthcare professional overlook obvious symptoms because it is just a “job”?  Are patients truly safe?

Neither myself or immediate family ever sought legal action against this facility.  I was trying to get well and had no energy to do anything else.  In retrospect, if we only knew the long-term consequences and had the proper legal advice with authorities looking out for the innocent the outcome would have been totally different.  Maybe, it’s what nurses are expected to put up with and the facility is always right.
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To my last patient…and the last of my patience! Part 3 of 4

To my last patient part 3 of 4 poses a number of problems that cause further psychological harm to inpatient on this rehabilitation unit.  The fear they demonstrated throughout this lengthy stay was insurmountable.  It’s sad that these patients were more concerned about my well-being following the assault they witnessed than staff themselves.  Safety is always a priority.  How safe can anyone feel while being hospitalized? Read the rest of this entry »

 

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To my last patient…and the last of my patience! Part 2 of 4

This is part 2 of 4 on the letter I wrote to my last patient after the assault as a Registered Nurse on a Neurology-Head Injury Rehabilitation Unit in Northeast Ohio October 30, 1991.  In part 1 of 4 I included the table of contents for this letter.  This letter was retyped March, 2008 but otherwise has never had revisions.  It gives good insight into what was happening inside the healthcare system, and how I perceived the individual who assaulted myself and other healthcare professionals. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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