Patient Safety, Ethics and Whistleblowing: A Nursing Response to the Events at the Campbelltown and Camden Hospitals
Johnstone, Megan-Jane, Australian Health Review
IN NOVEMBER 2002, in what stands as one of the most significant whistleblowing cases in the history of the Australian health care system, four nurses went public with concerns they had about the management of clinical incidents and patient safety at two hospitals in Sydney, New South Wales. The handling of this case and its aftermath raises important moral questions concerning the nature of whistleblowing in health care domains and the possible implications for the patient safety and quality of care movement in Australia. This paper presents an overview of the case, the moral risks associated with whistleblowing, and some lessons learned.
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Publication information: Article title: Patient Safety, Ethics and Whistleblowing: A Nursing Response to the Events at the Campbelltown and Camden Hospitals. Contributors: Johnstone, Megan-Jane - Author. Journal title: Australian Health Review. Volume: 28. Issue: 1 Publication date: September 3, 2004. Page number: 13+. © Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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