Blog post series helping nurses to fight workplace bullying

by Sep 28, 2015

Workplace bullying can happen to anyone and across various industries.  In the medical field, nurses are also subjected to bullying, not only by doctors but by fellow nurses as well.  The issue is fast becoming a major concern, according to Elaine Foster, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Dean of American Sentinel’s graduate nursing programs.  It also affects the nurses’ satisfaction about their job, as well as patient safety.

To help address fight workplace bullying, the American Sentinel University will release a four part blog post which will tackle the subject and introduce strategies to resolve being bullied in the work place.  This is timely, given findings that Marie Claire reported which stated that around 85 percent of nurses has experienced verbal abuse from a fellow nurse.   Experts also estimated that 1 in 3 nurses have considered quitting their jobs because of work place bullies.

The first blog post was already released on September 21 and will run through until October 13.

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About Catherine Mattice

Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007. Her clients include Fortune 500’s, the military, several universities and hospitals, government agencies, small businesses and nonprofits. She has published in a variety of trade magazines and has appeared several times on NPR, FOX, NBC, and ABC as an expert, as well as in USA Today, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more. Catherine is Past-President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), San Diego Chapter and teaches at National University. In his book foreword, Ken Blanchard called her book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She recently released a second book entitled, SEEKING CIVILITY: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying.

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