The Yellow "Sick" Road : A Nurse's Travels for 22 Years
85% of nurses have been verbally abused by a fellow nurse 1 in 3 nurses quit because of bullying It's bullying, not the wage, that is the major cause of the global nursing shortage (the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by 2022, there will be a shortfall of 1.05 million nurses.) Many hospital units don't give nurses time to eat, take a walk, or even go to the bathroom. "The Yellow Sick Road" explains my journey down a road that was sometimes crooked, sometimes bumpy, and sometimes pleasant. The Witches - East, West, North, and South - represent the charge nurses and management. The nurse's aides are the Flying Monkeys. The Wizard of Oz is the CEO. The lion, scarecrow, and tin man have character qualities and desires that match my own. Emerald City is the hospital, and Dorothy's home is like my home, sweet home whenever I returned from working as a travel nurse for past six years. There's no place like home."
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 127 x 203 x 9mm | 181g
- 21 Aug 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Claudia Sanborn
Claudia Sanborn was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. While attending Brigham Young University in 1965, she took some nursing pre-requisite classes. After marrying, her husband was transferred to Orange County, California in 1980, where Claudia signed up for more nursing classes. She also worked on a Health Science Degree at Chapman University in the City of Orange. Later, when she became a single parent raising four sons, she was motivated to finish her nursing degree to help support them. It was a difficult hill to climb, but in 1992, she finished her Associated Nursing Degree at Saddleback College. Traveling the road that wound through the working world of nursing, Claudia soon discovered that it was rather bumpy, crooked, yet sometimes pleasant. When she recognized bullying in the medical field, she started keeping a journal of all the dysfunction she saw in management and administration. In spite of some traumatic bullying experiences, Claudia continues to work as a nurse. She also participates on the Creating a Better Work Environment committee in Salt Lake City, Utah, that is working toward legislation to make bullying in the workforce illegal. Besides nursing, Claudia's loves are barrel racing her horse and restoring her 1883 National Historic Registered cabin and pioneer home. This is where she feels, as in the Wizard of Oz, that there's no place like home. For more information regarding bullying in the workplace, email Claudia Sanborn at: firstname.lastname@example.org.