How Bullying Language Can Be Disguised as an “I-Statement”


“I-statements are can be tricky!  There are gray areas for using them such as with patients or children and they can be misused!  This morning there was a very active Facebook (FB) discussion involving some inappropriate language and a conflict that was apparent.  (I’ll have more to say about that in a separate blogpost very […]

Brainstorm Invitation: Silo-Prevention Idea for Healthcare Professionals’ Education!


We know that working in silos prevents patients from receiving the most optimal care from healthcare teams.  We all bring different expertise and experience to the table and it can be challenging for leaders, even collaborative ones to make sure that all voices are heard. Time limitations, more urgent priorities, poor communication skills, and toxic cultures contribute […]

Mike Ackerman, DNS, RN on Mission to Stop the Silence in Healthcare


Michael (Mike) Ackerman has held just about every role in nursing a nurse could hold including Candy Striper to Senior Director.  His entire career has been in the critical care arena from staff nurse, nurse manager, clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner and most recently Senior Director of Nursing. He has a consulting business and is […]