I refuse to say or write a despicable phrase about our profession, but it is regarding the idea that we consume our offspring. I won’t speak or write it because it must stop. Now.

 

Nurse bullying continues to be a problem in hospitals and healthcare organizations. Nursing is stressful, and stress can lead to people being rude to each other. Improving the work environment is a critical factor in reducing that stress, ultimately affecting patient outcomes and satisfaction scores.

 

We can’t always control the situation. But we can always control our reactions to them. Be kind. If you witness bullying, politely call attention to it. We must care for each other and our “young.” Stop bullying. Now.

 

To learn how to create less stressful, kind environments, visit the SelfCare for HealthCare program.