Nurse bullying is nothing new. Most nurses (unfortunately) have at least half a dozen stories they can share about their experiences with bullying in the workplace. I crossed paths with a fellow nurse via Twitter recently who has a very strong passion for extinguishing the flames of workplace bullying in the nursing community. Her name is Renee Thompson. She’s so passionate about it that she wrote a book about it called “Do No Harm”. She also runs and owns the organization RTConnections.
Ironically I found this article mentioning her company which I thought was pretty cool : Health Care Report | Pittsburgh
Here is a great video as part of her Q & A web-series on nurse bullying where she answers questions from nurses about how to handle workplace bullying:
This is a great video. She not only discusses the types of bullying but steps you can take to address and eliminate it!
I LOVED the quick and dirty definition of the two types of bullying:
Overt = I slap you in the face
Covert = I tickle your face with a feather, and you slap your own face
Be sure to follow the included links, Renee’s worth it!!
Great work Renee.