It’s day 8 of the #EndNurseAbuse challenge.
Today, consider reaching out to coworkers who may be targets of bullying.
Recent graduates or nurses in new positions, units, and work environments are more likely to be treated poorly. Make a point to welcome newcomers and come up with ways to help them feel like they’re part of the team. Sometimes shy or quiet nurses who avoid confrontation can be victimized, too.
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.