In nursing we are used to terms such as, “eating our young” in the transition from student to graduate nurse, some call this plain ‘bullying‘. Take a look at the below presentation on incivility and look at some of themes that we could incorporate into the healthcare workplace to enhance teamwork within nursing and across the multi-disciplinary team.

Why Being Nice To Your Coworker Is Good For Business by Christine Porath at TEDx University of Nevada

Incivility in Healthcare Resources

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