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Resource ID: #20561
Subject: Whistleblowers
Source: Boston Globe Magazine
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Date: 25-Jun-00

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Barry Adams became a "poster boy for whistle-blowing" after he filed a formal complaint with the state of Massachusetts regarding nursing care at Youville Hospital in Cambridge. He was fired from his job under the premise of "insubordination," according to the nursing administrator who fired him. His advocacy on the issues of nurse protection and patient care came at an important time for a whistleblower protection bill, which passed the Massachusetts legislature in 1999.

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