When Nurses Hurt Nurses Overcoming the Cycle of Nurse Bullying

ISBN-10: 1935476564
ISBN-13: 9781935476566
Edition: 2011
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Description: This book discusses the phenomenon that has dogged the nursing profession for decades but that is only now getting the serious study and discussion it deserves: the tendency to "eat our young." The book explains the history of nurse bullying,  More...

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau International, Center for Nursing Press
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This book discusses the phenomenon that has dogged the nursing profession for decades but that is only now getting the serious study and discussion it deserves: the tendency to "eat our young." The book explains the history of nurse bullying, theories about why it occurs, why the problem is growing, how it damages the profession, and what can be done to prevent it. It is written in a conversational style and focuses on practical information using real-life examples to highlight important points. Includes brief, sample dialogues that nurse readers can use to defuse or prevent bullying behaviors and strategies to promote a more positive work environment.

CHERYL DELLASEGA, Ph.D., is a professor in the College of Medicine and Department of Humanities at Pennsylvania State University. In addition to having written more than fifty academic publications, she is the author of three books: Surviving Ophelia, Girl Wars, and The Starving Family. Dellasega lectures frequently on the topics of relational aggression and mother-daughter relationships.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
RN RA: Nurses and Relational Aggression
Women at Work
Some Surprising Facts
Aren't Nurses Just Like Everyone Else?
The Worth of a Nurse
Are We "Don't Want to Bees"?
Exercise
The Caring Profession
The RA That Drove Me Away
PTED: Not Just Me
It's Not All Bad!
http://www.ourownworstenemies.com
"What Really Gets Me About Nursing"
Is Anyone Giving Compliments?
Educated to Aggress?
Exercise
Nurse Against Nurse? No Way!
RNs and RA
For the Record
How Does RA Differ From Bullying?
Nursing RA Behaviors
When Does RA Occur?
Underneath It All
Exercise
Bosses Aren't the Only Bullies
The Bully
The Victim
The Bystander
Where Does Aggression Come From?
What Women Want
Exercise
Victimology
Not So New
Emotional Fallout
Crabs in a Pot
Aggression-Proof
Exercise
Bystanders
Not Actively Aggressing
Why Worry About Bystanders?
What's Your Bystander-Ability?
Exercise
Some Nurses Are Better Than Others�Really?
Intergenerational Relationships
Culture and Ethnicity
Males, RA, and Nursing
Exercise
Healing From the Inside Out
A Crash Course in RA Recovery
RA Quotient
Your History of Satisfaction
The Importance of Self-Esteem
The Importance of Communication
Listening Skills
Make Your Work Life Better
Why We Do the Things We Do
Understanding Motivations
The "Won't Bee"
Not Sure What to Change?
Inventorying Your RA
Exercise
If No One's Working Together, It Isn't a Team
How RA Can Fracture a Functional Team
Creating a Unified Team
Relationships Are Everything
Relationships Are More Than Saying "Hi" in the Morning
Just the Facts, Please
The E-R-I Approach
RA Education
Relating RA to You
Now It's Time to Integrate
Exercise
Management Mayhem: The Role of Those in Charge
History of Past Problems
How Managers Bully
He Said, She Said
Rx for RA
Role Model
Exercise
The Health Care Culture: In Need of a Cure
Contagion
Consider the Context
Other Kinds of Violence
Legal Aspects
Other Options for Action
Leaving Stereotypes Behind
Exercise
Education, Research, and Clinical Care
Education
Research
Clinical Care
Keep Yourself Motivated
Exercise
Appendixes
RA Quotient
Your RA Inventory
RA and Team-Ability
Scenarios
Survey of RA Work Environment
Nurse-to-Nurse Bullying: The RN Way of RA
Mean Girls Grown Up: Dealing With Divas at Home, Work, and Play
Resources
References
Index

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