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Author Systematic abuse of patient basic human rights.

Paul

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  • Joined: Nov 2020
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Posts: 1

Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:11 am

I feel terrible about the way the organisation routinely and systematically abuses patient basic human rights. I work for a private hospital that belong to one of the largest group in the country, been there about 3 years now, started working in drugs and alcohol unit 18 months ago. I feel hopeless and helpless with my situation, I’m planning to look for a new job after Christmas. I have witness countless admissions where patient are admitted while intoxicated, their blood alcohol concentrate are at a dangerous level. Their insurance and financial detail are collected and they sign and agree to paid for any additional cost that their insurance won’t cover. I have seen 2 nurses who brought up the issue in the ward meeting, one of then got transfer to another unit, the other is being investigated by management over a complaints made by an unnamed patient. I got into nursing because I want to help people, not to abuse their rights or be part of a system that exploit vulnerable people financially. The Human Right Commission declined to help, Health Care Commission of Victoria wanted me to approach my employer and discuss the issue. I want to go to the media and expose them but the frontline worker are the one that get their hands dirty.

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