hey Mantibob...excellent observations!!! I don't mean that sarcastically either...I have been nursing for 6yrs now and when I first got into nursing it did not seem as bad as it is now. The "team" that I first worked with was just that A TEAM!...We were all there for the expressed fact of helping the patients...now not to say that there weren't times...(we are human
This problem is everywhere...
Why? I really am not sure...I know that nurses are stressed to their limits with being short staffed, acutely ill pt's, long shifts,
Of course there are those that simply get their kicks stirring the s**t pot and gossiping about others.
I have noticed that in the ICU's there is better teamwork; although they still have their problems...(I work on a step-down ICU)...PLEASE don't get me wrong...I do work with some wonderful people who are there to help pt's and their co-workers...but it is those individuals that are "back-biters" that are driving me away...I've had enough. People have forgotten what they've went into nursing for...it surely isn't the money..they could NEVER pay us what we are worth (IMO
I have seen that some of the issue is that individuals WON'T confront the person they have a problem with...if someone has something to say "about me" they should say it "TO ME"!
Will you run into this type of problem...more than likely anywhere...(sorry
)...we do work in a stressful field and I will give some the benefit of the doubt that it is there way of dealing with stress...others....WELL they are just having fun doing it!
Advice...don't stoop to that level...confront the ones that are acting in such a manner...bring their behaivor to their attention...pray that you have a manager that will back you up if the behaivor affects patient care. You can kill with kindness!
Good luck and I welcome you into your nursing journey!