This post is the first of a series of posts on nurse bullying and conflict in the workplace written by Dr. Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN. Dr. Thompson is one of the top professional development and anti-bullying thought leaders in nursing.
Workplace bullying is a problem. Bullying behavior is destructive, pervasive, and exists in every industry.
However, does workplace bullying exist in the nursing profession? Every nurse knows that the answer to this question is YES! We’ve all heard the phrases, “nurses eat their young” and “well that’s just the way it is in nursing.” We’ve become so accustomed to nurses behaving badly that we fail to recognize how big the problem is.
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