Tag Archives: disruptive behavior

Nurse bullying: New idea to solve this pervasive, unsafe, & destructive problem!

by Marie A. Castronovo, MS, RN, FNP-BC Nurse bullying has been called “nursing’s dirty little secret” — but it’s actually not “little” at all. It’s a pervasive problem, resulting in significant consequences to health care institutions, the nursing profession, the health of … Continue reading

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Are You a CEO, CNO, or Physician Leader TRYING to Create a Culture of Safety!

We know that changing behavior is a difficult and elusive problem.  When we’re talking about changing workplace culture, individual and organizational behaviors must both be addressed.  There may be broken trust that is very hard to repair and informal power dynamics that are … Continue reading

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Spider Webs, Patient Safety, & Professional Relationships! Hmmmmm.

A spider web is an amazing complex adaptive system.  It’s inter-related parts can remain in tact while responding to wind, rain, and trapped insects. With a little imagination, we can use one as a metaphor to consider approaches for “Soft” skill development in … Continue reading

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