What is your best advice for a new grad who may deal with harassment (of any kind) by patients, colleagues, upper management? What if you are being harassed by those higher in chain of command?
Repeat this all day ling- QTIP- -- quit taking it personal. They have had personality problems longer than they have known you. You're just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
It's critical that new nurses understand that the old ways of our profession are fortunately no longer acceptable in today's society; by that I mean the workplace culture of bullying summarized by the phrase "nurses eat their young".
Document it, notify HR when necessary, protect your mental health. We can't care for our pts if we don't first take adequate care of ourselves.
Nurse bullying is VERY real. Stay true to who you are, no matter what happens, maintain your integrity. We are a new generation of nurses who are standing up against being treated unjustly. We are bringing compassion and competence back to nursing. Our mission is to heal in the name of Jesus.
Stick up for yourself!!
If you can get any written evidence or a witness of harassment that is best otherwise HR may not recognize it. I do agree not to take things personally.