Nurse to Nurse Bullying: A Sepsis in Healthcare
Dr. Susan Strauss is a national and international speaker, trainer, consultant and a recognized expert on workplace and school harassment and bullying. She conducts harassment and bullying investigations and functions as an expert witness in harassment and bullying lawsuits. Her clients are from business, education, healthcare, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector.
Dr. Strauss has conducted research, written over 30 books, book chapters, and journal articles on harassment, bullying, and related topics. She has been featured on 20/20,CBS Evening News and other television and radio programs as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles such as Harvard Education Newsletter, Lawyers Weekly and Times of London.
Susan is the recipient of the Excellence in Educational Equity Award from the Minnesota Department of Education for her work in sexual harassment in education. She has spoken about sexual harassment at international conferences in Botswana, Egypt, Thailand, and the U.S. She consulted with the Israeli Ministry of Education, as well as with educators from Israel, England, Australia, St. Maartin, Bali, and Canada. She traveled to Poland and conducted research on sex discrimination and sexual harassment in Polish workplaces with Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. She has consulted with health professionals in Beirut regarding violence in healthcare.Susan has a doctorate in organizational leadership. She is a registered nurse, has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and counseling, a master’s degree in community health, and professional certificate in training and development. She has been involved in the harassment and bullying arena since 1985.
Nurse to nurse bullying threatens the safety and well-being of patients and nurses. The misconduct is a major problem for all nurses and causing 60% of new nurses to leave their first nursing position and 1 in 3 nurses to quit the profession. Sometimes the bullying is so subtle it is almost invisible yet causes cumulative damage to the targeted nurse as well as those nurses who witness the behavior. The Joint Commission requires healthcare organizations seeking accreditation to address the misconduct. Yet, healthcare is notoriously known for not preventing the behavior or intervening when it occurs. What should you do if you are targeted or a witness to the behavior? If you are a nurse leader, what are your responsibilities to prevent and intervene in the bullying occurring in your environment?
- To define bullying
- To discuss misconduct within nursing practice incorporating The Joint Commission’s Disruptive Behavior Standard, Nursing Social Policy Statement, Nursing Code of Ethics, and the Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice
- To identify theories, causes and contributing factors of bullying in nursing
- To list the steps to follow when bullying occurs
- To discuss nursing leadership’s role in the prevention and intervention of bullying
Who Should Attend
- Human Resources professionals
- Chief Nursing Officer
- Director of Nursing
- VP of Nursing
- Registered Nurses
- Licensed Practical Nurses
- Hospital Administrators
- Nursing supervisors
Why Should Attend
Violence in healthcare is an epidemic. Nurses are the primary targets of the violence from patients, family members, visitors, doctors and…from each other. Why would nurses bully each other? Why aren’t they supportive of each other. What role does their gender play in attacking each other? This webinar will explore the phenomena of nurses to nurse bullying examining why it happens, who is the most likely target, and what hospital administration, nurse executives, and nurses themselves should do to prevent the abuse.