Nurses experience a wide range of workplace environments. From supportive to violent, a nurse may never know what to expect in their nursing career. How can the most compassionate people on the planet (nurses), treat each other in such an uncivil way?
Colleagues of mine such as Beth Boynton and Renee Thompson teach methods for coping with nurse bullying and workplace violence. They advocate for improved communication and safe working relationships.
While the very first step to any change is having the awareness of why issues are being caused, there is more to be done. Role models are needed. Mentor programs must be put into place. When nurses feel that their ability to choose is taken away- bad things happen.
Find out why this is and how to deal with it in this video blog.
What would you add to this topic? How do you deal with bullies in the workplace? Have you ever been treated badly and how did you cope with it? Share a comment below and thanks for watching!
About the Author: As a keynote speaker, bestselling author and virtual conference host, Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN partners with hospitals, organizations, associations, and nursing groups to help transform the field of nursing from the inside out. In her bestselling book, ‘Nursing from Within‘, Elizabeth supports nurses to make those inner shifts that are required to more fully enjoy our nursing careers.