A real long time ago I was sitting in a Navy base classroom for future hospitalcorpsmen and drawing human anatomy pictures for our instructor, Lcdr Parker, a former WW 2 surgical nurse. She employed me as she saw my doodles in class and wanted me to depict her interpretations of battlefield wounds and their repair which in those days could be put on an over head and exploded on a screen so the class of future hospitalcorpsmen got a good idea what battlefield injuries looked like. I would honor her request and use pencil and pastels to match human tissue. She liked my work and said it did not take me forever to do it. Parker never smiled. One day, after class, I was busy drawing and she approached me with a round piece of clay about the size of a baseball. She handed it to me and said, “I want you to squeeze this clay after each of the the words I tell you to say.” OK “Love,” I squeezed the clay, “Compassion” I squeezed the clay, “Honesty” I squeezed the clay, “Courage” I squeezed the clay. She then asked me to hand over the clay, “The clay is now molded with the four most important factors Navy corpsmen must have to be the best corpsman they can be, you molded it and remember the most important person in Navy medicine is the corpsmen who holds these character strengths.
I still have that piece of clay. The other day I was outside and picked up a rock about the size of a baseball and I could not mold it. I allowed my mind to consider it the for profit health care system and the agencies, and the lawyers, and the Attorney General who represented it. I knew it was Satan as the evidence was overwhelming and I could not change that rock, not a new revelation for me. However, I always presented myself as an honest person to these people, AZBN, Adm Law court, Attorney General only to find I was constantly dancing to their music of corruption. Like duress and under the gun to be approved by them so I could go back to work as nurse. The real truth was never heard, but I still can hear the music. The dance is not over.
Peary Brown retired R.N.
Whenever one reviews the history of nursing and goes far back into hospital journals which frequently display pictures of teams of nurses it is very apparent that these old pictures reveal a group of different nurses. At least in the visual sense. Going way back in the Boston City Hospital and Mass General libraries we see pictures of nurses that look like they could physically do some work.
Not long ago I was watching a video of Janeen Dahn speaking at the National Council meeting about some more regulatory interests that the AZBN thought was needed. She first started out mocking new grads for depicting themselves as ‘R.N.s’ by wearing specific jewelry and vanity types of accessories that new grads like to express in their success. This mockery lead into a group of failures commonly seen by new grads. The next AZBN presenter was much of the same. More regulation and mockery. The audience seemed amused. These presenters had one thing in common, they looked like they couldn’t carry a bedpan from point A to point B without stopping at a MacDonald’s for a big mac and fries. A good amount of the audience as well look so out of shape that they couldn’t last a full shift on a busy med/surg floor. So we end up with monster regulatory agencies whose main goal is to create more regulations and make good salaries and lots of big macs and fries who have little concept of what the real warriors are doing. These new grads could use assistance and guidance in those first few critical years of nursing not mockery and more regulations from a group that wants more regulations to add more tax dollars for their appetites of more MacDonalds big macs & fries.
Peary Brown retired R.N.
The run of the mill expressions here have brought a good amount of views throughout the state, and nationally, which has informed many nurses from all specialties. Comments have a wide range of sources that can be character assassinations to accurate probative evidence defining names, dates and locations of incidences of violations by AZBN. It would be a higher focus to call many definitions declarations of crimes. As this information has filtered throughout the internet much might be described as anonymous as names were vacant. In the past 2-3 months I have placed my name on posts that can be directly linked to me which has brought to me people and groups who want to move with the numbers of nurses that have been abused by this Board with issues ranging from false witnessing, posting at the national council site hearsay statements not to mention a mountain of violations by Beth A, Campbell, the AAG, of intentional ignoring of state statutes. We’ve been over this territory many times. There are groups of attorneys and nurses now making moves for review through the legislative process to address these issues and we need as many nurses whose civil rights have been violated to have this Board, and their constituents brought to accountability. Without going into specific detail I would say that the review is not for a while so we have got time to organize the evidence and prepare presentations for each nurse. The time to face your fears is soon, these bulls of abuse are in our cross-hairs and your input can guaranty relief from the illegal damage they’ve done to you and your family. The requirement of coming out of the shadows is a must and without sunshine on their evil deeds more and more nurses and patients will become victims. email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org are the contacts. Stand up and face the demons.
Peary Brown retired R.N.