Wednesday, 18 April 2012
THE RITE WHISTLE TO BLOW
avoiding or stopping a malpractice through ignorance, negligence or personal reasons could be an abuse in itself.
So we witness wrong doing or malpractice at work, what should be done? In situations like this we need to report and make sure the necessary corrections are enacted into the system with further preventative measures put in place, this is whistle blowing. Whistle blowing is the act of telling someone in authority about alleged dishonest or illegal activities (misconduct) occurring in a working environment, a public or private organization, or a company. The alleged misconduct may be classified in many ways; for example, a violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest, such as fraud, health/safety violations, and corruption. Whistleblowers may make their allegations internally (for example, to other people within the accused organization) or externally (to regulators, law enforcement agencies, to the media or to groups concerned with the issues).
Things like physical abuse and psychological abuse are wide spread wanna get out of the care system sort of malpractice, with several other abuses going on daily in working environments I think good CARERS need eyes behind their heads to spot those harmful perpetrators. Please report a wrong doing to stop it growing, but a whistle blower should always be familiar with the company's policies and procedures before taking on a naive samaritan's duty and never approach the culprit to mislead or confuse crucial evidence.