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The Dark Side of Nursing: My Experience with Lateral Violence

Yet again, nurses have been chosen as America’s most trusted profession. Nurses are increasingly depicted as honest, trustworthy, and compassionate—and nurses are needed more than ever with the always changing health care atmosphere and the rise of the baby boomers. In spite of nursing’s increasing popularity, media outlets have failed to report a rising development in the nursing arena, which are increasing accounts of lateral violence and burnout among new graduates.

Strategies to Guard Against Burnout

The constant stress of dealing with physical and emotional demands as a nurse may leave you feeling exhausted, irritable and disconnected. Some days, it may be a struggle to head into work. You may find yourself increasingly needing a “mental health day” and calling in sick. 

How to Tackle Nurse-on-Nurse Bullying

It’s common knowledge that bullies are mean, manipulative and moody. But do you know what to do when the bully is your boss?

Bullies exist in every workplace, but when nurses harass other nurses their harmful behavior can also affect patient care and safety.  

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