horizontal violence, vertical violence, nurse oppression, incivility, renee thompson, rtconnections

Bullying in healthcare is a problem. It’s pervasive, destructive, and negatively impacts individuals, the nursing profession, the workplace, and ultimately the patients. One reason bullying has continued to thrive is because we haven’t learned how to address the behavior in our work environment. We often turn the other cheek, thus perpetuating the problem. When you add unresolved conflict into the environment, relationships and our ability to provide high quality, safe patient care suffers.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way.

If you are sick and tired of dealing with the bad behavior of the people you work with or the people you lead, then you should come to my next event!
I’m doing a combo bully/conflict seminar in sunny San Diego on January 31, 2014. During this seminar, you will learn:
  • the top 3 reasons why bad behavior continues and what you can do about them!!
  • simple proven strategies to stop the overt AND the covert bullies…you know, the ones who are nice to your face and then stab you in the back.
  • how to develop your assertive communication skills to effectively resolve conflict and address bad behavior – real time!

While nurses can be compassionate towards patients, they can be horrific to each other! Seriously, enough is enough. The more of us who develop the skill set to address and eliminate bad behavior, the quicker we can get back to the business of nursing – caring for patients – caring for each other – caring for ourselves.
I hope you’ll join me. We always seem to manage to have a good time, even though we’re talking about a tough subject.
To get more details and to register, click here!
Oh…and everyone who attends gets a free copy of my book, “Do No Harm” Applies to Nurses Too!
Make this the year you invest in yourself. Hope to see you there!
Take care and stay connected

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