nearly 9,000 people have signed a pledge to change the culture in nursing environments, promoting the phrase, “Nurses Support Their Young.” From nurses in hospitals to private practices and everywhere in between, the healthcare industry is coming together to say, “enough is enough.” In 2018, nurses were breaking through barriers to eliminate workplace bullying and create a positive working environment where nurses can thrive and patients can receive the best care possible.
Do nurses eat their young?
One detail about the nursing establishment that people on the outside may not realise is that bullying between nurses is a well-documented problem. In the past, it was common for experienced nurses, some of whom were burned out from working long shifts under high-pressure conditions, to put down new nurses or otherwise impede their work. At the same time, there was a stigma against speaking out that enabled the bullying cycle to continue.
“(Peer accountability) means that I care just as much about my success as a nurse as I care about yours, and we all care about the success of our team because we need to provide the best care possible. We must respect each other for where we are in the learning process, and foster opportunities to improve rather than degrading each other.”
Source:https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/workf ... 2-09-2019/