Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Another Social Networking Furor

Another controversy involving a transplant physician is playing out, this time in Arizona. It is similar to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia scenario in that the controversy exploded once it went viral via blog posts and Twitter. But this time the blogger is not the family, but a palliative nurse who, as the story is told, was fired and lost her nursing license after a transplant physician became irate when a patient chose not to have a scheduled surgery after discussing alternatives with the nurse.
Though the full and accurate story is yet to be told, it would appear the nurse lost her job for being a vocal advocate for the patient. 
The nursing blogosphere is alive with this developing story. Follow it via Twitter using the hash tag #amandatrujillo.

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