Dear Nursing Colleagues,
I am currently pursuing my MSN and Critical Care Clin Spec but have found at my particular institution that the relationships between CNS and physicians has been less than amicable. In addition, and far worse than lack of MD-CNS collaborative relationships, I have witnessed and felt what I will call a "reverese prejudice". This phenomenon of new or much less experienced nurses who appear to be threatened by an advanced practitioners knowledge and then either knowingly or unknowingly act out behaviors to hurt, discredit, or sabotage the efforts of the "expert" who is striving to assist them and make their work environment a better place. I wonder if this is a common problem encountered by Clin Specs or is it just at my small hospital? Please send your thoughts and experiences my way. Thank you for your input-also if you have experienced this "reverse prejudice" did any particular interventions assist you in gaining the support of the less experienced staff?