Bullying Part Three:
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]
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]
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]