Aggressive and Unprofessional Behavior | Nurse Bullying Part 1

This is the first in a series of videos where I address bullying in nursing and the lateral violence we experience in our workplace.

What happens when that provider throws a tantrum? Screams from across the room? Raises their voice in an unprofessional manner?

Here are my thoughts:

  1. Recognize the politics involved.
  2. Be informed and armed with knowledge when you confront them. Don’t use personal opinions.
  3. Were all parties aware of their actions? Was it on purpose?
  4. Is this a singular occurrence? Or a repeated behavior?
  5. How is this behavior affecting patient care?
  6. How is this behavior affecting team dynamics?

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Have you ever had an argument with a drunk?

Have you ever had an argument with a drunk?

Lateral violence and bullying are not going away anytime soon.

One of the ways we can learn to win this battle is to not partake in the fight at all. Being the bigger person is not easy, but it is very effective.

Have you ever had an argument with a drunk?

How effective was that fight??

I offer some simple advice that just might change the culture. I am by no means saying we don’t stick up for ourselves and speak up. I just think trying to fight a bully at work is akin to negotiating with a drunk at the bar.

It really doesn’t matte what you say or do.. they’re not going to listen to you. The best way to win the fight with a drunk… don’t give them the recognition (attention) that they’re looking for.

Know whatta mean?

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Racism at the bedside: “Nurse Sues, Says Hospital Allowed Racist Dad’s Demand”

I’m just catching wind of this headline this evening while I was watching the evening news and watching some of my DVR’d shows. After hearing about this I decided to let Google show me what the heck is going on: Nurse sues hospital over…

Here’s what CNN had to say:

A nurse is suing a hospital, claiming it agreed to man’s request that no African-Americans care for his baby.

The lawsuit accuses managers at Hurley Medical Center in Flint of reassigning Tonya Battle, who has worked at the facility for 25 years, based on the color of her skin.

The man approached Battle, while she was caring for his child in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, asking to speak to her supervisor, according to the complaint filed in January by Battle’s attorney.

And according to Huffington Post:

A nurse’s skin color is the subject of a recent lawsuit filed against a Michigan hospital accused of racial discrimination.

According to the suit, Tonya Battle was barred from treating an infant patient at Hurley Medical Center because she is African American, WNEM TV 5 reports.

In the complaint, obtained by the local TV station, Battle claims that the newborn’s father showed her supervisor “a swastika of some kind” and asked that no black people be involved in his child’s care.

And two other news sources:

Black Nurse Barred From Handling White Baby

Nurse Sues, Says Hospital Allowed Racist Dad’s Demand

As a currently practicing Registered Nurse, I’m have a really hard time with this. I mean at first blush this is overt racism. Forget here-say and ‘he-said-she-said’. According to the news reports I’ve watched and read, there was actually a sign posted in the vicinity of this particular patient’s room that explicitly used words that refused the care of anyone of african-american decent.

I’m…

I’m just appalled.

I’m speechless right now.

I’ll blog about this again, I just have to let this marinate a bit first. I know all too well not to type or post anything when your emotions are in overdrive.

Whew…

Care to weigh in?