Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: b | Slide: 19
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Ethics and Professionalism
Lecture:Ethical and legal standards
Slide content:Retaliation for Whistleblowing About 15% of whistleblowers face retaliation Can range from mild to severe, for example: Snubbed by coworkers Verbal abuse by supervisor Denied promotion or raises Property damage Physical assault 19
Slide notes:About fifteen percent of employees who report workplace misconduct face negative consequences. According to research conducted by the Ethics Resource Center, sixty percent of whistleblowers who reported retaliation said they were given a cold shoulder by their coworkers. Furthermore, sixty-two percent experienced verbal abuse by a superior. In addition, forty-three percent said that as a consequence of their whistleblowing, they did not receive promotions or raises. At the most extreme end, four percent of whistleblowers reported physical harm to themselves or their property. 19