COVID-19: New Group Stands Up for Clinicians Facing Retaliation Over PPE
The new organization — named Beacon — quickly mobilized, assembled their team, and launched a website. Beacon's first project now aims to highlight and protect the legal rights of medical professionals who speak out about personal protection equipment (PPE) supply and other matters of public concern related to coronavirus.
In recent months, health care professionals have reported being reprimanded or even terminated for publicly discussing PPE shortages or sharing safety concerns. Other clinicians say they can't share their experiences for fear of reprisal by their hospitals.