Nurse To Nurse Bullying: A Sepsis in Healthcare
Duration: 60 Minutes
Faculty: Susan Strauss Level: Advanced Course ID: 1029
Nurse to nurse bullying threatens the safety and well-being of patients and nurses. The misconduct is a major problem for all nurses and causing 60% of new nurses to leave their first nursing position and 1 in 3 nurses to quit the profession. Sometimes the bullying is so subtle it is almost invisible yet causes cumulative damage to the targeted nurse as well as those nurses who witness the behavior. The Joint Commission requires healthcare organizations seeking accreditation to address the misconduct. Yet, healthcare is notoriously known for not preventing the behavior or intervening when it occurs. What should you do if you are targeted or a witness to the behavior? If you are a nurse leader, what are your responsibilities to prevent and intervene in the bullying occurring in your environment?
Why should you Attend:
Violence in healthcare is an epidemic. Nurses are the primary targets of the violence from patients, family members, visitors, doctors and from each other. Why would nurses bully each other? Why aren’t they supportive of each other. What role does their gender play in attacking each other? This webinar will explore the phenomena of nurses to nurse bullying examining why it happens, who is the most likely target, and what hospital administration, nurse executives, and nurses themselves should do to prevent the abuse.
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Define bullying
- Discuss misconduct within nursing practice incorporating The Joint Commission’s Disruptive Behavior Standard, Nursing Social Policy Statement, Nursing Code of Ethics, and the Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice
- Identify theories, causes and contributing factors of bullying in nursing
- To list the steps to follow when bullying occurs
- Discuss nursing leadership’s role in the prevention and intervention of bullying
Who Will Benefit:
- Human Resources Professionals
- Nursing Supervisors
- Chief Nursing Officer
- Director of Nursing
- VP of Nursing
- Registered Nurses
- Licensed Practical Nurses
- Hospital Administrators
Dr. Susan Strauss RN Ed.D. is a national and international speaker, trainer and consultant. Her specialty areas include education and workplace harassment, discrimination and bullying; organization development, and management/leadership development. Her clients are from healthcare, education, business, law, and government organizations from both the public and the private sector.