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Healthy Workforce Institute is on a mission to align with Executive Teams of leading edge healthcare networks to strengthen the organizational culture, equip healthcare leaders to better lead professional teams and empower employees to provide the best healthcare possible.

Healthy Workforce Institute is on a mission to align with Executive Teams of leading edge healthcare networks to strengthen the organizational culture, equip healthcare leaders to better lead professional teams and empower employees to provide the best healthcare possible.

Eradicate Nurse Bullying and Incivility.

September 18, 2018Like

How R-E-S-P-E-C-T Shows Up Differently in the Workplace

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Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone treated each other with respect in the workplace? Employees respecting each other no matter what the
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September 4, 20183

10 Ways to Spread Kindness at Work

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Disruptive behaviors feel like they are on the rise – and not just in healthcare. Bad behaviors are showing up across the globe, in our cities, our schools, neighborhoods, and our homes. Every day we witness acts of cruelty, ignorance,
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August 28, 20181

3 Resiliency Practices to Protect against Disruptive Behaviors in the Workplace

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Each day nurses assess patients, develop and deliver a plan of care and evaluate patient’s progress of healing. Nurses also
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August 21, 20186

When Nurse Bullying Leads To Suicide

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As many of you already know, Rhian Collins, a nurse who worked at Cefn Coed Psychiatric Hospital in Swansea, Wales,
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July 31, 20183

How Bullies Use Triangulation as a Weapon in the Workplace

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The way nurses treat each other runs the spectrum between supportive and nurturing to bullying and uncivil. Often, this
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July 24, 20183

The Sneaky Ways Envy Shows Up As Bullying and Incivility in the Workplace

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If you peel back the layers of disruptive behaviors whether it’s bullying, incivility, or workplace violence, you may find an underlying thread of envy felt by the bully, which then gets directed towards the target.  Sometimes this envy isn’t
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July 17, 20182

Bullying From the Eyes of the Bully

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Bullying is an ongoing, escalating pattern of aggressive behavior directed toward a person or group of people, which is based on or leads to an imbalance of power, with an underlying intent to harm.
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July 10, 20185

5 Ways to Protect Yourself From the Workplace Cliques

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Nurse bullies may not necessarily clearly present themselves on a platter like your Thanksgiving turkey. Sometimes bullying behaviors, incivility, and even borderline criminal behaviors are disguised and hidden within cliques and gangs.
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July 3, 20182

Bully Behavior or a Bad Moment?

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I was traveling from the west coast home to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles on a Friday night. My flight from Dulles to Pittsburgh got canceled. Because I had to work at the hospital the next day from 11 am – 7 pm, I rented a car and drove
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June 26, 20181

4 Easy Ways for Passionate Nurses to Beat Burnout

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One of the best compliments I received came from a nurse a few weeks ago.  It was during nurses’ week, when she heard
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June 19, 20181

WARNING WARNING! 2 Patient Factors Indicating Pending Violence

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A new patient care associate (PCA) from an agency is assigned to work the evening shift in a skilled nursing care facility.
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June 12, 20184

5 Ways to Catch a Professional Covert Bully

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Robin is a legend. Not because of how great she is. Robin is a legend because of how HORRIFIC she is! Robin is a bully and everyone knows it. Her stories are legendary and are told by her targets around the modern day campfires – Starbucks and wine
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June 5, 20181

How to Improve Nurse Retention by Building a Business Case to Address Bullying and Incivility

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Nurse retention is top of mind for every nurse executive due to the ever-growing turnover rate. More and more, healthcare organizations are feeling the sting of turnover in
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May 29, 20186

5 Steps to Go From a Shut Up to a Speak Up Culture in Healthcare

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It’s time to get serious about creating a speak up culture in healthcare. Here’s why. Over the last 8 years, I’ve talked with
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May 21, 20181

A Multi-Level Approach to Prevention of Violence Against Nurses

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Did you know that from 2002 to 2013, incidents of serious workplace violence
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