Bullying

The power of small acts of kindness

I was at a gas station when an elderly woman asked me if I could help her because she made an “oopsie”. In an...

Dialing down drama at work

Model the behavior you want to see in your staff. Takeaways: The average staff member spends 2.5 hours a day distracted by dramatic coworkers. Workplace...

Promoting civility in the workplace

To: Ethics Inbox    From: An ANA member Subject: Bullying and incivility Bullying and incivility are rampant on my nursing unit. My manager doesn’t address the situation,...

Incivility and bullying of new graduates

Together we can bring about change. Bullying and incivility are all too common in nursing and continue to drive new graduates from the profession. Although...

Creating a positive workplace

Countless research studies show that having a positive attitude leads to good health, happiness, and feelings of wellbeing and self-worth. Research also tells us...

The nurse as their own worst critic

Even though nurses are the largest segment of the healthcare workforce and serve as the veritable backbone of the industry, there are many ways...

Nurses and the public’s trust

Speaking out against racism, discrimination, and prejudice. We’re extremely fortunate to be members of a profession that the public considers the most honest and...

Mentoring in the age of new nursing

My first job in nursing was on a medical oncology floor where there was a lot of bullying. I was a new nurse so...

High physician suicide rates: Nursing interventions

How can physicians give patients the care and compassion they don’t receive themselves?  Every year 300-400 physicians commit suicide. In her poignant TEDMED talk...

Caring counts

Preventing suicide among nurses. Deaths by suicide affect people of every profession but are especially relevant for nurses, who frequently take care of others at...

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A research team out of Poland recently undertook a comprehensive examination of published data to determine the role that vitamins and diet might play...