Nurse bullying: How hospital leaders can curb conflicts among staff

Becker’s Hospital Review
May 21, 2018

In addition to physicians and nurses feeling burned out from long hours and tedious administrative duties, a far more subtle but pervasive issue is plaguing hospital staffs — nurse bullying.

At Becker’s Hospital Review Health IT + Clinical Leadership conference May 10 in Chicago, a panel of nursing and healthcare leaders explored where and how nurse bullying occurs and prevention in their organizations. The panel included:

Krista Whiting, executive recruiter of clinical nurse leadership at recruiting firm Parkwood International
Kylie Kaczor, MSN, RN, vice president of clinical and regulatory affairs at National Medical Billing Services
Michael Levitt, CEO of leadership consulting firm Breakfast Leadership
Greta Rosler, MSN, RN, director of patient experience at Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger
Nurse bullying not only happens between nurses, but also can happen when hospital administrators don’t support or punish nurses, the panelists said.

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