About three months ago we published what now has become Part I
of An Insider's Report.
Since that time there have been some radical changes on Mrs.
IW's life. She was kind enough to give us an update given the fact that
we had published her original communication. Once again, with her
permission, we are publishing her letter since it expands on the
original theme of An Insider's
- A Hippocratic Oath or a Hypocritical Oath - Part I. (1)
(as stated on Part I
of An Insider's Report
We have chosen to reproduce the entire letter of update from one of our
readers, a professional in the health care system of the US. We know
that this update will also "speak" to many of our readers at many
The title - An Insider's Report
A Hippocratic Oath or a
- of course alludes to the health care
profession but it also applies to all professions and trades - to all
of us. We all must make sure that, through the Grace of God, we truly live what we claim to
We must remember, at all times, that:
We cannot serve God and the
claim the wages of Heaven and those of the world
When we truly live what we represent, God will be at our side upholding
us as we uphold His Word through our actions.
Mrs. IW has been gracious enough to allow the publication of her letter
in its entirety, just as she wrote it, for the benefit of all.
From (Mrs.) IW @ US
I wish to update you on what's been happening pertaining to my nursing
vocation since my previous communication about it.
After much soul-searching (and with my husband's support), I made the
decision to retire from the work force. Circumstances in my life
are such that I had to retire now, instead of waiting until I am 65
years old. Significantly, my last day at work was on July
13, the Feast of Rosa Mystica.
High on my list of reasons for making this decision at this time is the
very real fact that I am completely burned out from all of the
stress I've been subjected to at work since I revealed major
wrong-doing, as referred to in my letter-turned-document, "An Insider's Report
Prior to my "blowing the whistle", I read articles which dealt with
repercussions whistle blowers in the health care environment are
subjected to. Most are so maligned, ignored and mistreated by
either their peers or their superiors that they suffer severe
emotional, mental and even physical conditions which are very difficult
for them to deal with. Some are forced to leave the work
force because they can't endure the meanness anymore. Actually, a
better word which describes what they are subjected to is
"bullying". And, as a result of this terrible mistreatment, many
can't cope and they actually commit suicide.
I was appalled by what my research revealed. Yet, in spite of my
fears and trepidation, I
also knew I had no choice but to reveal the blatant wrong-doing that
was occurring in my workplace
. It was my moral obligation
to do so. It was the toughest decision I ever made in my
What has been the result of my decision to "whistle blow"?
I have known first-hand the mental and emotional anguish of being
persistently mistreated by certain individuals, especially
administration, who are the ones staff is supposed to be able to count
on for support and guidance. When the stress was at its worst, I
actually experienced a cardiac "event". I also
understood the intense pain of rejection and betrayal, especially
when caused by those I least expected this mistreatment
from. I can honestly say that, at one point, I understood those
who despaired to the point of wanting to commit suicide
It is by the grace of God, intense prayer, and the support of my
family that I did not succumb to this terrible temptation.
There is only so much abuse a person can take. There comes a time
when a drastic decision must be made. Primarily for the sake of
my overall health, as well as other personal issues, I have been forced to prematurely
leave my nursing vocation, which I loved
I did my best to serve my hurting brothers and sisters for over 35
years. If my best wasn't good enough for my guilty superiors and
coworkers, so be it. In God's eyes, I can but hope and pray that
my efforts were good enough. If they were, then that's all that
My heart goes out to all those who are forced to do their own "whistle
blowing". It is an
extremely difficult decision to make, but with God at their side, along
with Our Lady and the Angels and Saints, they will be able to endure
. On their own, never, ever can they
succeed. But with Heaven's help, they can, and they will.
My conscience is clear. I wonder if the same can be said for
those guilty of wrongdoing.
In Jesus and Mary,