Behind the Murder Curtain
January 14, 2019
Hosted by Leanne Meier, BSN, RN
Bruce Sackman is the Author of "Behind the Murder Curtain" along with 2 colleagues: Michael Vecchione and Jerry Schmeterer. We think of healthcare as attracting "Angels of Mercy," drawn to helping people at the MOST vulnerable times of their lives. Rarely do we consider the doctors and nurses also drawn to such vulnerable people, for the sole purpose of the pleasure of murdering them and watching them die. Our show today considers those people, the staff whistle blowers, the patients and families devastated by them & the incredible difficulty of putting such people in jail for as long as possible. Mr. Sackman lays out the army of people needed to make this happen, including some of the MOST crucial: the nurses who report these people, suffer being ignored, shamed, ostracized for doing so and the Forensic Nurses, whom make the healthcare maze visible to investigators. He calls these nurses "Bruce's Angels." Join me for this startling, riveting and macabre story.
Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse
Monday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
There are SO many issues in healthcare that impact medical/nursing providers and patients alike, but each of them may not see the connections to themselves. This show will be a forum for nurses to tell stories about their own experiences, whether professional or family-focused and guests will inspire conversation on health and nursing-related topics. Issues will vary from communication in healthcare to current issues, such as nurse/patient ratios, dealing with conflict, how to create cooperative workplaces, speed-reading people, as nursing strikes and much more. Government policies are creating a major shift for all healthcare providers as well as their patients. We, as nurses, will be creating the future healthcare paradigms as we move forward, becoming a crucial part of the solutions. “Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse: Exploring the World of Nursing” is broadcast live every Monday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica’s Health and Wellness Channel.
Leanne Meier, BSN, RN
Leanne Meier has worked for forty years as an RN on a variety of hospital units including ICU, Hospice, Med/Surg, Obstetrics and Education Department. She worked with a team to opened the first Single-room Maternity Care in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also managed Labor and Delivery-Post Partum for five years. She was a Human Resources Recruiter coordinating the advertising for open positions of four hospital sites for five years. Leanne led a team during a closure of two hospitals and managed information classes, assisted with placement of laid off workers and fought for fair and respectful treatment of employees while working closely with the State of Minnesota Services. Leanne has also served as a trainer for 15 years with Talent Development researching, designing and training specialized programs. Leanne’s extensive experience includes 17 years of management experience teaching staff how to deal with conflict resolution. She also consulted with mediated conflicts between managers, employees, teams and individuals. She graduated from St. Luke’s Nursing in Duluth in 1976, and completed her BSN at Metro State University in 1997. Leanne attended Hamline University in St. Paul for two years toward a Masters in Writing. She also completed a program with “The Coaches Training Institute” for Personal Coaching. She opened her own business to do classes for the community and currently teaches an RN Refresher course for ten weeks, three times a year, which she has done since 2014.