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Bullying Part Three: Prevention, Reaction, Recourse and Resolution

clock October 3, 2011 11:16 by author Curtis Weber
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  Bullying Part Three: Prevention, Reaction, Recourse and Resolution    So what can be done to prevent bullying or avoid becoming a bully's target?   Educate yourself.  A good place to start is with your hospital’s policies.  As a general rule, most people, regardless of their profession, do not regularly read their organization's policies and procedures unless they have a specific question.    Policies regarding workplace violence and bullying tend to be broad in order to cover a wide variety of bullying behaviors.  Our own poli... [More]

Bullying Part Two: How to Alienate Peers and Lose Respect

clock August 15, 2011 13:29 by author Curtis Weber
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Bullies engage in a variety of behaviors. Like bullies those behaviors may be overt and aggressive or they may be subtle and passive aggressive, depending on what torment the bully feels is best suited for their chosen target. In her article, A Matter of Respect and Dignity: Bullying in the Nursing Profession, Laura A. Stokowski, RN, MS identifies... [More]

Bullying Part One: Eating Your Young Will Result in Nausea

clock July 29, 2011 16:07 by author Curtis Weber
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So let’s talk a little about bullying. We have all witnessed it, perpetrated it or been the victim of bullying at one time or another in our lives. Certainly bullying is not unique to nursing. Yet you never hear the phrase [More]

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