Medical Whistleblowers are usually workers who have attained professional competence in their field. Medical Whistleblowers have access to information at a high enough level to be able to detect medical fraud, abuse and neglect but also brave enough to alert others to the problem. Because they often are in the healing profession, Medical Whistleblowers often provided comfort to others and were the strength that others rely on. Most Medical Whistleblower’s are originally of a very strong constitution. They are usually self confident adults who have good self esteem and were fully capable of handling difficulties in their own lives. Therefore Medical Whistleblowers have many coping mechanisms to hide the emotional damage the retaliation has caused them and just try harder. But under extreme or prolonged stress even very emotionally strong people often undergo an apparent personality change. It is inappropriate and even dangerous to make long term assumptions about a person by observing their reactions under stress. It is also important to remember that there needs to be intervention from outside to protect the whistleblower and prevent further retaliatory abuse.