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Do you feel that more drama occurs between nurses and other nurses or between nurses and other staff and why?

October 3rd, 2021

I feel like that would be dependent on where you work and your personality. I’ve always had respect for my co workers (all of them, radiology, lab, whatever) you have to realize that if you disrespect people they won’t be there for you when you need them.

October 5th, 2021

Sometimes. Depends on the workplace and the overall morale among all of the staff. Nurses need to STOP “eating their young.” Respect the nurse who is older but new. They bring decades of work experience from outside the Nursing world. Most of them started working at 14 or 15 years old.

Adult learners generally do better academically and in hands on skills learning. All the nurses need to let them do what they’re there for. Most of them have bad backs just like most nurses do. They didn’t have to change their career to Nursing. They could have easily opted for something less physical or mentally taxing. A new nurse who is an older person, let’s say 40+, chose the field because they really want to help people and save lives just like other nurses do.

Respect the education regardless of their license level. I’ve seen LPNs who have the same knowledge as an advanced practice nurse. And while they can’t practice out of their scope, they are walking libraries of information.

October 24th, 2021

There is a a lot of scholarly articles for "Nurses eat there young" as well as "Ageism in care delivery and the nursing workforce". Lack of compassion for each other seems to be absence for both topics and competition is rooted in the education system that flows over to the workforce. But it is not that simple. Drama is rooted back when we as children are pitted against one another in the school systems sports or grades and rewarded for stepping over others to be the best. Attitudes from our parent/family values are aimed at society and the fundamental threat to our attitudes as adults. Management seems to thrive on stirring the pot using tools that evaluate peer work ethic that recreate discord in the "team theme" therefore fueling drama amongst those of us who try to do our best. Being kind is difficult when one is being accused or pitted against one another. This is my opinion... Yes, drama is prevalent in the healthcare workforce.