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 […]

‘No Innocent Bystanders’ is Important Online Too!

A recent article by Michael Accad, MD called “Were losing the war on error and here’s why” sparked some interesting discussion and what I would call some hostile comments.  I shared my perspective on the discussion as well as a comment about the hostile remarks.  A little while later there was a reply to my […]

The Ideal Help Wanted Ad for Nurses

Hospital sign

I noticed an ad in Sunday’s newspaper for RNs that included a sign-on bonus of $5,000!  I remember when these were popular in the late 80s and 90s and suspect this is a sign that the economy is improving, but also one that nurses are leaving the bedside.  The former is good news, the latter […]

What’s Wrong with Our Healthcare System? A Glaring Example -In the News with Jim Murphy

In 2011 Bryan Stow was beaten by two fans at Dodger Stadium so badly that he was hospitalized for seven months and suffers from permanent severe disability.  It has been estimated that his future medical costs will be about $30 million. That fact alone speaks volumes about what is wrong with our healthcare system, as […]