Fran Nichols is angry. She can’t believe what happened at work today and how unfairly she was treated by her supervisor, Dan Watson, RN. Dan has been on her case from the beginning, always criticizing her work. But she never thought he would actually fire her. Working an 8-hour shift as a nursing assistant is hard work, and it only makes sense to take some shortcuts to complete all the duties. The safety precautions that Dan insisted on were very time consuming and really didn’t seem necessary. After all, the patients she worked with didn’t have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or anything, so it didn’t really make sense to go to so much trouble with gloves and special waste disposal and so on.
- Based on the information given, do you believe that Fran’s dismissal was fair? Explain your answer.
- What would you advise Fran if she wants to continue to pursue a career in health care?