The topic? Elder Abuse and the challenges nurses have to deal with especially when their oaths and duties to their patients can potentially come into conflict with that of their employers.
Always an interesting comment from Ms Brunning.
Video Interview from April 11, 2012
Ms Brunning had an article appear in the RNAO which we reprinted here on The Cornwall Free News LINK where she talked about the Diane Shay case which exposed Cornwall CAO Paul Fitzpatrick’s lying to the media and how difficult whistle blowing can lead to; especially when it’s the person in charge of whistle blowing that’s being punitive.
From her story which was a case of alleged Elder Abuse at the Senior’s home run by the City of Cornwall:
… Shay asked Ontario’s Ministry of Health to appoint an external monitor to provide ongoing whistleblower protection because the City’s chief administrative officer, one of the retaliating managers, misled the public and the media when he was quoted in print as stating that resident abuse had not been found. In addition to Lodge management again not recognizing the resident abuse, that statement also inferred that Shay stirred up a fuss about nothing.
How big an issue is Elder Abuse becoming and do you think Mr. Fitzpatrick should be held accountable for his role in the Diane Shay and other cases he’s impacted and alleged by city Councilor Andre Rivette to have cost the community $1.4 Million dollars?
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