Through these true stories, I wanted to tell a reality that is not often told, or realized by the general public.
Nursing is a very demanding job, no matter what field you work in. Most nurses are hard-working, conscientious, and display empathy when most people would not be able to. Sadly, some nurses are not up to the task, I must admit, which often results in negligence. Often people - our patients - suffer because of this.
This book tells several true stories about nurses and doctors alike who have sex with their patients, and each other. Also, it talks about rape, and how hospital staff have covered it up. I have written about drug and alcohol abuse on the job. Even cases where nurses deprived their own patients of narcotics, or pain killers, only to ingest them themselves, and give their patients a placebo.
Some stories outline how nursing staff are so very often injured and knowingly placed in danger. Often both the doctor and management could have easily intervened to help avoid these incidents.
Sadly, I talk about the many child molesters and rapists who are let out to roam the streets, against the nursing staff's wishes. These same patients reoffend regularly.
The general public should know what really goes on as there are many horrible things that happen due to negligence or greed. It is important to make note of these realities.
The majority of staff I have worked with have impressed me on countless occasions with their empathy, dedication, and self-sacrifice to help their patients. Like most things in life, it only takes a few bad apples to spoil everything.
"If you're a fan of ER or Grey's Anatomy,
you'll want to read this book."