Caring Responses to Uncaring Behavior

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By Vivien Mudgett, RNC, MA, MSN Chances are, if you have been a nurse for more than six months you have been exposed to bullying or disruptive behavior.  Research shows that more than 82% of nurses have been a target of bullying or have witnessed it. Over 60% of novice nurses who experienced bullying are planning […]

When Words Hurt! by Patricia Evans (Some take-homes for us in healthcare, don’ t you think?)


by Patricia Evans Since the first edition of my book, The Verbally Abusive Relationship, I have heard from thousands of people who said, “I knew something was wrong. I just didn’t know what.” More than 98% of these were women, although more men are coming forward each year who are suffering on-going verbal abuse from their female partners. It […]

Imagining the Ideal Organization in Healthcare – Part VI: Eight “Untraditional” Attributes

By Jim Murphy and Beth Boynton This continues our series on imagining the ideal organization in healthcare.  We’ve compiled these in various ways, some based on fairly well known sources of what makes for a great organization and some adapting ideas that were more specific into ones of more general organizational application.  Not only do […]

Reckoning the Collaborative Power of Nurses & Celebrating a Force for Positive Change: “Toxic Nursing” Wins Book of the Year Award in 2 Categories!


  Toxic Nursing:  Managing Bullying Bad Attitudes, and Total Turmoil, by Cheryl Dellasega, PhD, RN, CRNP and Rebecca Volpe, PhD published by Sigma Theta Tau International just received some very exciting and honorable news!    Toxic Nursing has won two American Journal of Nursing 2013 Book of the Year awards!  FIRST PLACE for categories in:  Medical Surgical Nursing AND […]