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Medical Whistleblower Letter to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights

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November 2008 Letter to the United Nations:

(Redacted somewhat to preserve the integrity of the active homicide investigation)

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My name is Dr. Janet Louise Parker D.V.M. I am the founder and Executive Director of Medical Whistleblower. As Executive Director, I provide information and direct services to Medical Whistleblowers and actively work to democratically transform legal and social systems to protect their civil and human rights. There are over 600 medical professionals and many attorneys in the database. We also get information from patients, other health care advocates and work with several other NGO organizations. Medical Whistleblower is in the process of selecting persons to serve on the Medical Whistleblower Foundation Board of Directors, and thus do not yet have the Medical Whistleblower Foundation fully organized and incorporated as a US 501(c)3 organization. I currently work as a sole proprietor of Medical Whistleblower and Medical Whistleblowers come to me as clients for advocacy, social networking and informational services.

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I would define a Medical Whistleblower as a person who has come forward to report Medical Fraud, Abuse or Neglect to State, Federal or International governmental authorities. Medical Whistleblower is dedicated to advocacy and the emotional support of all Medical Whistleblowers regardless of their professional background or licensing status. Anyone with access to information related to medical fraud, abuse and neglect can be a Medical Whistleblower. Medical Whistleblower provides advocacy and works to mobilize public opinion in support of Medical Whistleblowers who have already made that choice and those still considering their future path. There is no cost to request services from Medical Whistleblower. Medical Whistleblower is not a counseling service and does not provide legal advice or representation. We are an advocate for change and provide meaningful information related to the Medical Whistleblower's experience and networking contacts for further support.

I am by faith, a Quaker, Religious Society of Friends. I participate as an individual in the advocacy of my faith belief and therefore believe firmly in interfaith discussion and participation in social and political issues. My advocacy for Medical Whistleblowers relates to their spiritual strength and I draw support from the greater interfaith community to provide services to them. Medical Whistleblower provides advocacy for all regardless of national origin, religious faith, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or age. Medical Whistleblowers come from all walks of life and many professional disciplines. Medical Whistleblowers can be Doctors, Pharmacists, Researchers, Police Officers, Federal Law Enforcement Agents, Nurses, Medical Technicians, Certified Public Accountants, Attorneys, Judges, Therapists, Prosecutors, Hospital CEO's, Academic Medical Instructors, Veterans, Emergency Medical Technicians, and even Patients and their families. Medical Whistleblowers are themselves human rights defenders of others. Medical Whistleblowers are a great untapped resource of dedicated and highly trained professionals — many with medical degrees and even Advanced Medical Board Certifications, who are willing to communicate with and assist law enforcement efforts to protect patients and prevent repeat victimization. Medical Whistleblowers can identify patterns of crime as well as gaps and deficiencies in law enforcement efforts. Medical Whistleblowers are competent and capable professionals who courageously risk their livelihoods when they come forward in the name of transparency and openness, to reveal violations of human rights. It is a sad fact that currently the medical system often repays their advocacy by retaliating against them and they often lose their cherished right to privacy and suffer severe personal loss.

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Medical Whistleblower is an organization dedicated to advocacy and emotional support for those who have bravely stepped forward to "Tell Truth to Power" to the Medical Establishment. Medical Whistleblowers report Medical Fraud, Abuse and (more...)

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