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How to Complain: Writing the Complaint


For starters, Ms R, your written message to me was just fine.  You don’t have to be “a very good writer” to file a written complaint.  You are not in high school and the English teacher is not going to … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s: The Perverse Pathology of Mary Corbliss (Part V)


On December 31, 2010, I began a four-part post about Mary Corbliss.  It is one of the top three posts that readers are going to, so it deserves a final note. Mary Corbliss was (and probably still is, judging from the … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s: Discharge


About the Party.  The staff has a party on 3-6, a shower for two pregnant staff members.  The party is held on the unit in view of the patients, but patients are not allowed to attend.  We watch through the … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s: Hate Crimes, Violence and Ignorance


About Cheyenne.  Cheyenne is a woman of color who stands about six feet tall.  Her heritage is so mixed that she is a mini-United Nations all by herself.  She is legally blind.             One morning, she is in the day … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s: The Perverse Pathology of Mary Corbliss (Part IV)


            Everything had to go through Mary, and Mary was not available to meet my every need.  She made sure to tell me clearly, impatiently, “Anne, you’re not my only patient.  You know that.”             I went to the nursing … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s: The Perverse Pathology of Mary Corbliss (Part III)


            My doctor had written an order that I could have my radio and its headset at my bedside to be used as an alternate to the normal pharmaceutical tranquilizer.  Mary Corbliss took it away from me, ostensibly because the … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s: The Perverse Pathology of Mary Corbliss (Part I)


            Mary Corbliss is a mental health counselor on Unit 3-6.  She is small, in her mid-thirties, and has long, mouse-brown hair.  She presents as a sweet person, with a mouth that she frequently gathers up in a doll-like smile.             … Continue reading

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