Saturday, December 28, 2013

Ending Nurse Bullying: "Freire Style" Renee Thompson, MSN, RN, @RTconnections #nurseup #bullying

Ending Nurse Bullying: "Freire Style" Renee Thompson, MSN, RN, @RTconnections #nurseup #bullying:"Nurse bullying is a problem. But is it a new problem? The answer is no. Humans treating humans with disrespect has been documented since we walked on two feet instead of four. I’m sure there is a caveman drawing somewhere depicting bullying behavior. Although I’d like to believe we’ve evolved a bit since the caveman era, humans treating humans badly still exists.

It’s no different in the nursing profession. However, bullying just seems more perverse in a profession dedicated to caring and compassion. It just doesn’t make sense. How can nurses, who are equals, pick on each other? Isn’t nursing challenging enough without having our own peers making it worse? I just don’t get it. Neither did Paulo Freire, a sociologist, who spent time in various countries observing human behavior. Dr. Freire witnessed people oppressing each other – peers oppressing peers. Not administration/government oppressing the people. In his book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Dr. Freire’s offers us a solution to oppression by taking an in-depth look at the dynamics between the oppressor and the oppressed. I took the liberty of adapting his recommendations to nurse bullying."
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Renee Thompson
146 Aidan Ct. Pittsburgh, PA 15226
412 . 445 . 2653
http://blog.rtconnections.com/2013/01/ending-nurse-bullying-freire-style.html


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