Author: Renee Thompson

Dr. Renee Thompson is a keynote speaker, author and professional development/anti-bullying thought leader. Renee spends the majority of her time helping healthcare and academic organizations address and eliminate bullying behavior. To find out how you can bring Renee to YOUR organization or nursing event, visit www.healthyworkforceinstitute.com

22
Jan

Using Curiosity to Deal with a Territorial Coworker

Cheryl had her chair, her computer, and her med cart. Everyone in the ICU knew this; even the physicians, who wouldn’t dare sit in Cheryl’s chair and use her computer if she was in sight.  One night, Liz, one of the newer nurses, sat in Cheryl’s chair to document on her patient – on Cheryl’s computer. One of the techs warned her, “You had better not let Cheryl see you sitting in her chair.” But Liz…

08
Jan

Bottom Line Strategy To Comply with the 2019 Magnet® Requirements Regarding Workplace Violence

Numerous studies show that Magnet® designated organizations have higher nurse satisfaction, less turnover, and they experience higher revenues, which offsets the high cost for achieving it. When an organization achieves Magnet® status, the public (which includes nurses) assumes the organization is committed to nursing excellence. Only 8.8% of U.S. hospitals (data from 2015) have received the distinguished Magnet® recognition, and many more are on the journey. Organizations that achieve this gold standard attract the best nurses…

01
Jan

10 Ways to Become a Better Coworker in the New Year

Become a Better Coworker

Turning the New Year is my favorite time of year for two reasons. One is that New Year’s Day is my birthday and when I was a kid, my parents told me that the ball dropping and all of the parties happening around the world were to celebrate me. Well, that delusion didn’t last long because the reality is, the celebration is New Year’s Eve – NOT New Year’s Day. On New Year’s Day, everyone is on…

25
Dec

2018 End of Year “Gifts” for Nurses

Nurse Gifts

Every day of my life a nurse reaches out to me asking for help with a bullying situation at work. It sometimes feels like such a heavy burden. Think about it – every day I am reminded of the badness in our profession. Some days, it can feel like a 500 lb weight on my shoulders while I’m climbing Mt. Everest. But don’t feel bad for me. Their stories stoke my fire to eradicate bullying and…

11
Dec

Nurse Bullying and Patient Safety: Understanding the 3 P’s of Safe Patient Care

Nurse Bullying

Disruptive behaviors in healthcare capture the attention of patients, providers, and even the community. You might think I’m talking about workplace violence, which is a concern in healthcare settings. However, I’m referring to bullying and other disruptive behaviors between professionals.  While most of the information shared about nurse bullying and incivility is linked back to the effects on the workforce, it’s critical we understand the impact of disruptive behaviors on patient outcomes. According to an article published…

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