This book discusses the phenomenon that has dogged the nursing profession for decades but that is only now getting the serious study and discussion it deserves: the tendency to "eat our young." The book explains the history of nurse bullying, theories about why it occurs, why the problem is growing, how it damages the profession, and what can be done to prevent it. It is written in a conversational style and focuses on practical information using real-life examples to highlight important points. Includes brief, sample dialogues that nurse readers can use to defuse or prevent bullying behaviors and strategies to promote a more positive work environment.
|Publisher:||Sigma Theta Tau International|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Cheryl Dellasega earned her PhD in health education and counseling, and has worked clinically as a nurse practitioner. She is an expert on relational aggression (RA), a form of bullying used by females. She has two upcoming books: When Nurses Hurt Nurses and Girls Growing Up Too Soon (Sourcebooks, , and she is the author of five nonfiction books on issues affecting women: Forced to Be Family (Wiley, 2007), Mean Girls Grown Up (Wiley, 2005), The Starving Family (Champion Press, 2005), Girl Wars (Simon & Schuster, 2003), and Surviving Ophelia (Perseus, 2001). In 2007, Dr. Dellasega's YA fiction series, Bloggrls, was launched by Marshall Cavendish. Dr. Dellasega's speaking, writing, and teaching offer essential insights into the different conflicts that arise within the context of female friendships and family relationships.
Table of Contents
Part 1: RN RA: Nurses and Relational Aggression
Chapter 1: Women at Work
Chapter 2: The Caring Profession
Chapter 3: Nurse Against Nurse? No Way!
Chapter 4: Bosses Aren't the Only Bullies
Chapter 5: Victimology
Chapter 6: Standing By and Watching or Passive Participation
Chapter 7: Some Nurses Are Better Than OthersReally?
Part 2: It Can Be Different: Healing From The Inside Out
Chapter 8: A Crash Course on RA Recovery
Chapter 9: If No One's Working Together, It Isn't A Team
Chapter 10: Management Mayhem: The Role of Those in Charge
Chapter 11: The Health Care Culture: In Need of a Cure
Chapter 12: Education, Research, & Clinical Care