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Identify The Behavior 


Today is day 1 of the Celebrate Civility challenge. Today's tip is to identify the behavior.

To face bullying head on, you have to be able to name the issue and discuss it.

“There are a lot of people who are turned off or are resistant to the term bullying and want to put a more positive spin on it. But, to name a thing, is to take its power away,” says Dr. Cole Edmonson, DNP, FAAN, and Chief Nursing Officer of at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas as well as lead author of “Finding Meaning in Civility: Creating a No Bullying Zone” from Clinical Scholars Review, Volume 6. 

Understanding what bullying looks like between nurses can help you be aware of when it is going on in your unit.

Examples include: 

  • Non-verbal innuendo
  • Verbal affront
  • Undermining activities
  • Withholding information
  • Sabotage
  • Infighting
  • Scapegoating
  • Backstabbing
  • Failure to respect privacy
  • Broken confidences

Have you witnessed these kinds of behaviors between nurses? Share your stories with us here or in our Facebook group.

Find this helpful? Use the social media links on the left side of your page to share it with a nurse and invite them to join Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation! Join us on day 2.


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