Reach Out

704f371672ae709aae59c2466afdf7b5-huge-anIt's day 4 of the Celebrate Civility challenge. Today's tip is to reach out to coworkers who may be targets of bullying. Bullies typically target people because of a difference in perceived power, position, or authority and that difference can be anything that falls outside the mainstream or group norms.

Recent graduates or nurses in new positions, units, and work environments are more likely to be treated poorly. Sometimes shy or quiet nurses who avoid confrontation can be victimized, too. Make a point to welcome newcomers and come up with ways to help them feel like they’re part of the team.

Have a story about someone reaching out to you? Share your stories with us in our 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 5.

Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Jul 25, 2018 10:32 PM America/Chicago

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I know that whenever I have started a new job, I was always so grateful for the people who would talk to me and be friendly from day one. Because of my appreciation for these angels, I like to be the one to greet and provide welcome orientations for new people. I think it is so important for new employees to feel comfortable and know they are safe in their new environments. Plus if they are shown that that is the culture of the job from the beginning, it helps keep your environment friendly!
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