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Take a Stand to Stop Bullying in Healthcare and Everywhere

Growing up as an introverted, quiet child who was bullied, I often felt alone, neglected and caged in. I could run away or fight back when absolutely necessary. However, I had a hard time sharing my story. I kept to myself, often pretending that nothing […]

Lateral Violence in Nursing | Breaking the Spell

A nurse rolls her eyes at a co-worker as she picks up the assignment sheet that was created by a younger charge nurse. An ICU nurse pretends not to see her co-worker is drowning and ignores her request for help saying she is ‘too busy’. […]

Like Sheep to the Slaughter | Freedom of Speech at Work

  If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. -George Washington At a recent legislative meeting, as I was physically encouraged to stop speaking and leave the premises.  I have been an […]