Author Archives: Beth Boynton

Passive, Aggressive, & Passive-aggressive Behaviors as a Consequence of Lack of Listening

Assertiveness is not only about speaking up, ironically it is also about listening and being heard. Being assertive means speaking up about your own needs while being respectful of others.  As such, there is an inherent relationship involved in any … Continue reading

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Third Door #5: Overheard Mean Conversation!

Originally published in Nurse.org on 2/22/2017 Dear Beth, I recently overheard a conversation among several home health nurses that I was uncomfortable with, and I’d like to hear your thoughts. Basically, one nurse was describing another nurse’s behavior with a … Continue reading

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“Kindness”, by Dr. Mike Grossman! Lots of helpful wisdom in this nurse leader’s book!

“Kindness” is a ten chapter book that is rich with stories, exercises, inspiring quotes, philosophy, some wonderful poems, and supportive research!  There is a great bibliography too! I believe that Dr. Grossman’s work can speak to us about kindness on … Continue reading

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