Nurse to Nurse Bullying: A Sepsis in Healthcare

01:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM CT Duration 60 Minutes

The Joint Commission’s Disruptive Behavior Standard

Description

Nurse to nurse bullying threatens the safety and well-being of patients and nurses. The misconduct is a major problem to all nurses and causing 60% of new nurses to leave their first nursing position and 1 in 3 nurses to quit the profession. Sometimes the bullying is so subtle it is almost invisible yet causes cumulative damage to the targeted nurse as well as those nurses who witness the behavior. The Joint Commission requires healthcare organizations seeking accreditation to address the misconduct. Yet, healthcare is notoriously known for not preventing the behavior or intervening when it occurs. What should you do if you are targeted or a witness to the behavior? If you are a nurse leader, what are your responsibilities to prevent and intervene on the bullying occurring in your environment?

Why Should Attend

Violence in healthcare is an epidemic. Nurses are the primary targets of the violence from patients, family members, visitors, doctors and…from each other. Why would nurses bully each other? Why aren’t they supportive of each other. What role does their gender play in attacking each other? This webinar will explore the phenomena of nurses to nurse bullying examining why it happens, who is the most likely target, and what hospital administration, nurse executives, and nurses themselves should do to prevent the abuse.

Areas Covered

•          To define bullying
•          To discuss misconduct within nursing practice incorporating The Joint Commission’s Disruptive Behavior                   Standard, Nursing Social Policy Statement, Nursing Code of Ethics, and the Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice
•          To identify theories, causes and contributing factors of bullying in nursing
•          To list the steps to follow when bullying occurs
•          To discuss nursing leadership’s role in the prevention and intervention of bullying

Who will Benefit

•          Human Resources professionals
•          Chief Nursing Officer
•          Director of Nursing
•          VP of Nursing
•          Registered Nurses
•          Licensed Practical Nurses
•          Hospital Administrators
•          Nursing supervisors

Industries who can attend

This 60-minute online course is intended for professionals in the healthcare industries

 


Speaker Profile

Dr Susan Strauss

Susan Strauss Ed.D. is an international speaker, trainer, consultant and recognized expert on harassment. She also conducts harassment and workplace bullying investigations and functions as a consultant to attorneys as well as an expert witness in harassment lawsuits. Her clients are from education, business, healthcare, law and government organizations from both the public and private sector. Dr. Strauss authored the book, Sexual Harassment and Teens: A Program for Positive Change, and co-authored, Girls and Boys Getting AlongTeaching Sexual Harassment in the Elementary Classroom, as well as book chapters and articles in professional journals regarding sexual harassment. She has been featured on The Donahue Show, CBS Evening News and other television and radio programs as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles such as Harvard Education Newsletter, Lawyers Weekly and Times of London. 

Dr. Strauss is the recipient of the Excellence in Educational Equity Award from the Minnesota Department of Education for her work in sexual harassment in education. Susan has spoken about sexual harassment in education at international conferences in Botswana, Egypt, Thailand and the U.S. She consulted with the Israeli Ministry of Education, as well as with educators from Israel, England, Australia, St. Maarten and Canada. She traveled to Poland and conducted research on sex discrimination and sexual harassment in Polish workplaces with Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. Susan has a doctorate in organizational leadership. She is a registered nurse, has a bachelor's degree in psychology and counseling, a master's degree in public health, and professional certificate in training and development. She has been involved in the harassment arena since 1985.

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