In: Healthy Workforce

04
Sep

10 Ways to Spread Kindness at Work

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, bullying, incivility, and just plan ol’ meanness. We could just sit around complaining about it and share the horror on Facebook – or we can do something about it. As I have written about many times,…

28
Aug

3 Resiliency Practices to Protect against Disruptive Behaviors in the Workplace

Each day nurses assess patients, develop and deliver a plan of care and evaluate patient’s progress of healing. Nurses also see patients and their families supporting one another, caring for each other and building on strengths to weather the storm. During this process, nurses witness remarkable resilience – that ability to cope with stress / adversity and bounce back even when things are difficult. Some experts have used the metaphor of a tree during a storm to…

21
Aug

When Nurse Bullying Leads To Suicide

As many of you already know, Rhian Collins, a nurse who worked at Cefn Coed Psychiatric Hospital in Swansea, Wales, hung herself in her home. Rhian left behind a fiance and two children. This nurse allegedly committed suicide because of a bullying situation at work. Some say she had other issues and while that may be true, investigators determined that it was the way her work colleagues treated her that caused her unbearable stress. No one…

14
Aug

How Healthcare Leaders Can Spot a Gang in Their Department

Who would ever think cliques and gangs could actually exist in healthcare, especially in patient units?  Oh, but they do. In my experience working with healthcare, both as a police officer working in a big city and with Renee as she works to address workplace bullying, incivility, and violence, I’ve seen and heard the good, the bad and the ugly in how nurses treat each other. What I’ve learned is that being a nurse isn’t easy….

07
Aug

How to Cultivate a Healthy Workforce According to Mr. Rogers

As leaders, it sometimes feels like we are caught between a rock and a hard place – you can’t please your administrators and your employees never think you do enough for them. To make matters worse, many leaders spend way too much of their time dealing with the disruptive behaviors of their employees! Bullying, incivility, conflict, and now workplace violence can consume the time leaders spend at work, leaving very little time to do “their job”….

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