A VA nurse is being accused of an anti-gay tirade according to a news report. Esther Garatie, 28, a former Marine lance corporal, has filed complaints against the nurse practitioner, Lincy Pandithurai of Cedar Hill, with both the VA Medical Center and the Texas Board of Nursing.
I hope this really didn’t happen, but I guess anything is possible. It’s unacceptable if the nurse treated her patient in an unprofessional manner. Personally, I’ve never witnessed a nurse shoving their moral beliefs down a patient’s throat. My nursing colleagues usually act in a professional manner, even if they don’t approve of their lifestyle. I hope the Texas Board of Nursing jumps on this quickly and sorts things out. State nursing boards don’t take this stuff lightly. Here’s a link to Garatie’s statement about the alleged incident.