Physicians Aren't the Only Problem

Nurses verbally abused by doctors are more likely to verbally abuse their nurse colleagues, survey data shows. That should make all hospital leaders—not just CNOs—sit up and take notice.

2 comments on "Physicians Aren't the Only Problem"
gail (8/16/2013 at 1:38 AM)

Please look into the Healthy Work Place Bill...writen by Law Professor David Yamada Boston Ma
Phyllis Kritek, RN, PhD (8/14/2013 at 5:19 PM)

Thanks for addressing this important issue. I was bemused that before I could read this there was an ad from the American Nurses Association (ANA). The ANA has mounted a vigorous campaign addressing nurse to nurse interpersonal violence and bullying, one of the most vigorous I have seen. I would like to acknowledge the leadership they have shown in addressing this issue and making useful tools available to assist CNOs in tackling the problem in their institutions. Also of note, the Joint Commission has several new standards statements that can be used by institutions to make a case for implementing policies and practices that address disruptive behavior. These tools can help those who want to take action.


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