workplace civility

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 that positivity in the…
nurse mentorships two way street

Mentorship and collegiality

With all the recent conversations about ethics, mentorship has gained more prominence as the way professionals ought to interact with one another—and that includes all levels of the…

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, which…

Stopping workplace violence

The public witnessed the many challenges nurses faced during the peak 
of the COVID-19 pandemic, but other longstanding difficulties aren’t widely known, including workplace violence (WPV). This content…

Strong voices for a healthier future

More than 350 RNs from across the country came together for the 2023 American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly, the governing and official voting body of ANA, held…

The Grinch and “grumpy staying”

“Grumpy staying,” a workforce trend cited as a characteristic of some in the workplace, refers to high-potential employees who are dissatisfied with their jobs but choose to stay…

The role of nurses in firearm safety

Theoretical debates about gun violence disappear within the realities of practice: the emergency department (ED) nurse supporting a family who’s lost a loved one to suicide, the surgical…

Workplace violence policy

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed several gaps in our healthcare system, including the ongoing challenge of nurse safety and workplace violence (WPV). Organizations that tracked data identified that incivility,…

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