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Medical Whistleblower Brochures 2 Advice To Medical Whistleblowers

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Our goal at Medical Whistleblower is to provide advocacy for Medical Whistleblowers and to help stem the tide of secondary victimization by their care providers, friends, family and co-workers. We provide educational materials, newsletters on critical topics of interest and referrals to care professionals who are knowledgeable in trauma informed care.
Society has a tendency to blame the victim for not being able to simply being able to “get over it” and this cultural lack of support can be classified as secondary wounding and promotes re-victimization which treats the victim as defective or deficient. During this secondary re-traumatization, the loss of Medical Whistleblower’s human potential is incalculable.

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Medical Whistleblower Brochures 2 Advice To Medical Whistleblowers

  1. 1. MEDICAL WHISTLEBLOWER #2 3 Levels of Whistleblower Victimization Advice to 1. Feeling a loss of safety, a loss of perception of an orderly “The difficult—I’ll do right now. The Medical world, and a loss of a positive sense of self. impossible-will take a little while.” Whistleblowers Sung by Billie Holiday, 2. People do not believe the Lyric by Bob Russell Supporting the Emotional Medical Whistleblower, and Health of All Whistleblowers deny the severity of the trauma and their Friends, thus blaming and stigmatizing the victim. (Ridicule and Punish- Supporters and Families. ment) 3. The Medical Whistleblower eventually comes to perceiving themselves as a victim with no personal power. MEDICAL WHISTLEBLOWER P.O. Box C Lawrence, KS 66044 Phone: 360-809-3058 Fax: None Tel: 360-809-3058 E-mail: MedicalWhistleblower@gmail.com
  2. 2. Trauma Informed Support & Care Our goal at Medical Whistleblower is to provide advocacy for Medical Whistle- blowers and to help stem the tide of sec- How Can I Recover from ondary victimization by their care pro- Retaliation & Abuse of Power? viders, friends, family and co-workers. We provide educational materials, newsletters on critical topics of interest and referrals to care professionals who Society has a tendency to blame the are knowledgeable in trauma informed victim for not being able to simply care. being able to “get over it” and this cultural lack of support can be clas- sified as secondary wounding and Principles of Trauma Informed promotes re-victimization which treats the victim as defective or de- Care ficient. During this secondary re- traumatization, the loss of Medical Problems and Symptoms are inter- Whistleblower’s human potential is related responses to the trauma of incalculable. retaliation and represent coping mechanisms developed by the The first action necessary to enable Medical Whistleblower in order to a Whistleblower to find their own deal with their personal trauma. pathway to personal healing is to stop the continuing harassment and It is critically important to empower create safety and security for them the Whistleblower by providing both physically and emotionally. choice, autonomy and control in their care support and networks. This is central to healing. Primary goals are defined by Medi- MEDICAL WHISTLEBLOWER cal Whistleblowers themselves and focus on recovery, self-efficacy, and healing. P.O. Box C Lawrence, KS 66044 Advocacy must be proactive – Phone: 360-809-3058 preventing further crisis & avoiding Fax: None further re-traumatization. E-mail: MedicalWhistleblower@gmail.com

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