Bullying in the Healthcare Workplace (Part II)

Bullying in the Healthcare Workplace (Part II)Bullying can occur anywhere and when it does, it can create a difficult environment to be in, especially for those who aren’t being bullied.

This is especially true in healthcare. Although the majority of nurses do not bully, if and when it happens, it can make a negative impact in the hospital environment, affecting not only co-workers, but patients as well. 

On Monday, we gave you some tips on what not to do if you ever find yourself or someone else being bullied. Today, we’re going to talk about what you should do. Take a look below: Continue Reading

Bullying in the Healthcare Workplace

Bullying in the Healthcare Workplace

You might’ve heard the saying that “Nurses eat their young,” which unfortunately happens to be somewhat of an “elephant in the room” in the nursing world.

For those who aren’t familiar, the saying refers to the unfortunate bullying that can occur in the nursing profession.

While bullying can happen anywhere and certainly can cause a lot of problems, it may be especially harmful in the nursing profession because it can affect how you care for your patients, as well as disrupt your passion and career.

So, throughout this week, we thought we’d concentrate on the topic of bullying and what you can do should you ever come across it during your profession.

For today, we’re going to concentrate on what not do in the event that you ever find yourself in such a situation. Take a look below:  Continue Reading

Medicine On Screen: Doctors and Nurses On TV and In the Movies

Medicine On Screen Doctors and Nurses On TV and In the MoviesMedical dramas have been part of the American TV landscape in every decade since household televisions  became commonplace.

We had “Medic” (1950s), “The Doctors“/”The Nurses” (1960s), “Medical Center,” “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” and “Emergency!” (1970s), “Trapper John, M.D.” and “St. Elsewhere” (1980s), “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and “Chicago Hope” (1990s), and “House M.D.” and “Scrubs” (2000s).

The trend continues to permeate pop culture today through series like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Nurse Jackie.” Even MTV is getting in on the trend, with its new show about traveling nurses called “Scrubbing In” that’s premiering at the end of the month.

And then there are the series that spanned decades, like “General Hospital” (it continues to live on after a record-setting 50 years) and “ER.”

So why does this genre endure, and why does the public love medical dramas so much?  Continue Reading

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