It’s not a courageous view but the news of the nurse struck-off reminded me of my whistle blowing. When you discover something wrong and exhaust internal procedures the desire to get what you know off your chest for the ‘greater good’ becomes overwhelming.
Sleepless nights and all the cliches that come with it drive you to act. Then you act and the battle starts. A David and Goliath struggle. Trouble is Goliath got his reputation by many victories long before David came along.
The psychology is simple. Regardless of your cause – no-one like a snitch and everyone knows the ‘bully’ is unlikely to loose. So if you see a whistle and fancy blowing it make sure you’re dressed in black otherwise it’s you that’ll be shown the red card.