I agree as well but to add... the environment has some impact on behavior I think. On the floor, if you need to get away and decompress or just go to the bathroom it isn't such an ordeal. In the OR you are in a room with 3 or many more persons moving at the speed of light. You have to get another nurse to let you out to use the restroom and if you have a negative experience (to use the term lightly) and break down crying, you just have to do it in the room in front of everyone. Working in the OR is extremely high paced, requires quick decision making, a solid knowledge base from which to make those decisions, it is technically challanging and all this in tight quarters. The surgeons and anesthesia are right there together so the possibility of differences in opinion are immediate. The departments within the OR are extremely dependent on one another and when there is a support failure it usually presents an acute problem. This is not to take ANYTHING away from any other high-stress area of nursing. When it is happening to you, it's important. I just thought this might get you to thinking about things. And... it is very difficult to impossible to give someone "perspective". In turning negative behavior into positive, my experience has been to speak directly to the person with whom you are having a problem and ask what you can do to help them. This has worked for me and it has failed as well. Some nurses are just uphappy people and nothing will change that. Communication, support, encouragement, acknowledgement of successes and ideas and food
Hope this helps.