SDW news brief: Hospitals need anti-bullying programs

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, May 13, 2011

Theresa Brown, RN, wrote an interesting opinion piece in The New York Times last week about how it feels as a nurse to be bullied by a physician and the dangers posed to patient care by bullying of any healthcare professional.

Brown explains that when nurses are bullied, it takes their minds off their patients, causing dangerous distractions. A nurse who has been slapped down by a physician will think twice before speaking up to that physician again, and that is a detriment to safe patient care.

To read the piece, click here.

Source: The New York Times

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