Nurse Mobbing/bullying

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    I am new to the forum and would like to get feedback from others who have experienced mobbing/bullying/harassment in the healthcare field. Please share so others might learn more about this issue that needs further exploration.
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    hey luci,

    first and foremost, as a nurse you are a patient advocate. there are times that you will be involved in situations that might not be beneficial to the pt. if you choose to take a stand on such issues, there is a chance of retaliation/bullying/harrassment from mgmt. for it makes them look negligent if you've brought up certain situations and they haven't been addressed. so they might want to get rid of the 'troublemaker' rather than deal with the issues at hand. it can get ugly, and one needs to be strong and determined in standing up for what is right or not.

    leslie
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    [quote=earle58]hey luci,

    first and foremost, as a nurse you are a patient advocate. there are times that you will be involved in situations that might not be beneficial to the pt. if you choose to take a stand on such issues, there is a chance of retaliation/bullying/harrassment from mgmt. for it makes them look negligent if you've brought up certain situations and they haven't been addressed. so they might want to get rid of the 'troublemaker' rather than deal with the issues at hand. it can get ugly, and one needs to be strong and determined in standing up for what is right or not.

    **i am curious about examples that would fit into your concern of patient advocacy. harassment from management is also illegal. it is essential that professionals help advocate for zero tolerance policies in the workplace. fear is what kept incest/child abuse/verbal abuse/wife abuse/etc in the closet for years. a new day is upon all of us.

    "you must be the change you wish to see in the world." - gandhi
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    Why don't you tell us your story. I've a feeling you're asking for a reason. Have you been mobbed/bullied/harrassed? Talk.
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    mobbing, bullying & harassing is one of the biggest obstacles and worse problems that face our profession today. most people who work in the nursing profession for any length of time will experience some form of it. it starts with unqualified people in management who lack knowledge about the nursing practice act, federal and state regulations as well as labor board laws, criminal and civil laws, ada, etc. that cause them to violate nurses civil rights and it ends with the victims who lack the tools to defend themselves giving the harassers in this field the message that continuing this behavior is acceptable. i had one employer who refused to pay me, then after 3 months of requesting my check from everyone and their brother (and being talked to like i was garbage) they finally paid me. i reported them to the labor board and guess what they got fined $220.00 per day x 30 days for not paying me. i will be getting over $6,000.00 for standing my ground. most people probably would have feared for their job and walked away. not me. i didnt need to work for a nursing registry that treated me like that. if they screwed up my check once they would probably do it again. :angryfire
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    i am new to the forum and would like to get feedback from others who have experienced mobbing/bullying/harassment in the healthcare field. please share so others might learn more about this issue that needs further exploration.
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    thanks to destinystar for sharing her situation. i am trying to learn more about mobbing and preventive strategies for the workplace..........



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    mobbing, bullying & harassing is one of the biggest obstacles and worse problems that face our profession today. most people who work in the nursing profession for any length of time will experience some form of it. it starts with unqualified people in management who lack knowledge about the nursing practice act, federal and state regulations as well as labor board laws, criminal and civil laws, ada, etc. that cause them to violate nurses civil rights and it ends with the victims who lack the tools to defend themselves giving the harassers in this field the message that continuing this behavior is acceptable. i had one employer who refused to pay me, then after 3 months of requesting my check from everyone and their brother (and being talked to like i was garbage) they finally paid me. i reported them to the labor board and guess what they got fined $220.00 per day x 30 days for not paying me. i will be getting over $6,000.00 for standing my ground. most people probably would have feared for their job and walked away. not me. i didnt need to work for a nursing registry that treated me like that. if they screwed up my check once they would probably do it again. :angryfire


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    There are books on mobbing in the workplace--I'll try to find one on Amazon and copy the link here. You might be able to find one of these @ the library (cheaper), and see if what you read applies to your situation.
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    Quote from prmenrs
    There are books on mobbing in the workplace--I'll try to find one on Amazon and copy the link here. You might be able to find one of these @ the library (cheaper), and see if what you read applies to your situation.
    Excellent advise. What's with all the angry red lettering here????? eeek. talk about an aggressive color.....
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    :angryfire The director of nurses threw a chart at me when I started a new job as an LPN. When I asked her why she did it she said "You didn't tell me you were going to call the doctor" I was "new" and didn't know she wanted to be notified before I called a doctor. I was furious! :angryfire :angryfire I told her " B****. I don't care if you are the director of nurses. Let's go out to the parking lot and finish this" She refused to go outside with me. I finished my shift and told the administrator that I quit and would not be returning and why. She begged me to stay. About 6 months later the administrator called me and said "That crazy woman is gone now. Can you come back now? I said no thanks I have another job now.
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