Category: Anti-Bullying

Is High Stress to Blame for Nurse Bullying Behavior?

Have you ever worked with a coworker who is super nice and easy to work with as long as everything is quiet but immediately turns into Mr. Hyde when things get hectic? Shanice is typically friendly and a good team player. She’s been a nurse for just under 8 years and recently made the decision to get her BSN. Shanice has 4 kids, cares for her aging mom and rumor has it that her husband isn’t very supportive and has a drinking problem. Everyone likes working with Shanice, well, as long as all of her patients are stable and...

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Want To Prevent A Bullying Culture? Connect First, Then Lead

I’m considered a healthcare workplace-bullying expert and over the years, I’ve learned an important aspect of bullying. If an organization has a bullying problem – they have a leadership problem. Sounds harsh, but it’s the truth. With skilled leaders who know how to set behavioral expectations, hold their people accountable,  model professional behavior, and engage, recognize, and influence staff, the result is a culture that rejects bullying and incivility and promotes professionalism. Once I recognized this, I began to spend time developing leaders. It’s funny because there were times while working with an organization to eliminate workplace bullying and...

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Start A Kindness Revolution

The week of Valentine’s Day can be more than writing love notes to your significant other, going on a special date, or baking heart-shaped cookies for your child’s classroom. It’s a perfect reminder to add kindness & compassion to each day. Why not make time to do something special to show kindness to yourself, your coworkers, and your patients?! Shower Yourself With Love! Valentine’s Day should not be only about those who have a significant other. Whether you do or not, if you do not take care of yourself in a loving way, you will not be the best...

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Stop Workplace Bullying: Make Policy Your Friend

I wake up every morning and typically find at least one message about workplace bullying in my email, Facebook messenger, or website contact form that is very similar to this one (note: some details were changed to protect the individual): “I am a student nurse but have now withdrawn from the clinical portion of the program after meeting with my instructor and hearing negative feedback such as, “Do you think being a nurse is a good choice for you?” and “I have the power to tell the committee that decides whether or not you graduate.” I realized that I...

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Coffee & Conversations About Nurse Bullying

Nurse-to-nurse bullying is a huge problem. Almost every day of my life a nurse reaches out to me asking for help. I receive messages on Facebook, via LinkedIn, through email, text, and phone messages. These nurses are suffering at the hands of the people who are supposed to support them. It breaks my heart to read and hear their stories of how cruel some nurses can be. When I started my company, RTConnections, I wasn’t exactly the expert on nurse bullying that I am now. However, I did create a YouTube Channel and posted a few videos about how to...

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