As a registered nurse, I do not want to violate my patients’ rights anymore
I am a critical care RN, and I violated my patients’ rights. For decades, every day that I worked in the emergency department or the intensive care unit, I violated my patients’ federally protected rights to participate in their plan of care.
I didn’t mean to, or want to, but my tasks to maintain their life took priority over the obstacles to hearing them when they could not speak.
Almost every day …