Begin your intervention with Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility: Why Nurses Eat Their Young and Each Other.
Researchers report that verbal abuse contributes to up to 24% of staff turnover and 42% of nurse administrator turnover. To make matters worse, studies indicate that approximately 60% of newly registered nurses leave their first position within six months because of some form of horizontal hostility.
With the nursing shortage and high turnover rates affecting nearly every facility, it is imperative that nurse leaders determine, assess, and eliminate the factors that influence and perpetuate the problems facing the nursing profession today.
TO-THE-POINT DISCUSSION, POWERFUL ADVICE, PRACTICAL STRATEGIES!
Through captivating anecdotal scenarios, Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility examines the many facets of horizontal hostility and offers strategies to make your workplace more peaceful and attractive to current staff and future employees.
Whether you're a nurse manager looking to end the cycle of nurse-to-nurse hostility or a staff member who feels you are or have been a victim of such behavior, this book will help you:
- understand horizontal hostility and why it occurs (includes a sample employee questionnaire to assess whether horizontal hostility is an issue in your facility)
- recognize the ramifications of allowing horizontal hostility to occur and persist (e.g., nurses quit, patient care suffers, facility loses nursing designation)
- identify methods to prevent horizontal hostility
- implement best-practice strategies to deter horizontal hostility from re-occurring (includes steps staff and managers can take to remedy the situation)
- improve the nursing culture at your facility