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By Jesse Fray
October 15, 2009
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Lawrence Memorial Hospital, after being publicly criticized for sending rape victims to other hospitals, has been training more nurses. LMH has seen more rape victims already this year than in all of last year.
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Charles Branson clearly lit a fire! will be great to have this resource local.
Still waiting for LJW to print Branson's apology to the hospital.
Why would anyone actually think that Branson would come out from behind his screen with his apologies? Just because he admitted privately - and he did - that he was wrong and had jumped the gun with inaccurate facts doesn't mean that he's willing to go on record with it. (Doesn't mean he can look any of the people involved in the face either, for what that's worth). When you're offered a smoke screen you've got to take it, and if this in any way deflects attention away from his inabiltiy to prosecute rape victims, well then so much the better. Let LMH take the fall. Let the nurses take the heat. Why not? What IS his prosecution record, by the way? How successful has he been in trying sexual assault cases? Sounds like a J-W article to me. Or not. Reporting truthful facts doesn't seem to be a high priority there. Quite the opposite.
And for the record, the “other duties” that the sexual assault nurses have include full-time hospital employment. Doing rape kits is not a full-time job - it's something that people volunteer to do out of some misguided sense of compassion and “doing the right thing”. It can be hard to remember this when the phone rings in the middle of the night, when family events are missed because of SANE call, when on-call hours double (triple, quadruple) because of community hysteria over reporting that has no basis in facts…when a public crucifixion takes place based on inaccuracies.
Here's a hypothetical thought. What if, in spite of absolutely phenomenal management and co-worker support, the SANE nurses were so demoralized by all of this that more than one of them was simply ready to walk? What if the aggravation just wasn't worth the effort? Who would train the “new” people? Where would the community be then?
anyone else notice that they're burying the other article from today? can't find it without looking REALLY hard.
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