How to Diffuse Tension at Work: Tips to Alleviating Stress

                    Guest Post By Elizabeth Scala   The hospital where I work has many nursing committees. One that I attend, is the nurse research committee. We meet monthly and each functional unit is represented.     There are usually a dozen nurses at the meetings and since they’re all interested in nursing research, everyone is quite brilliant. Well, put a lot of people in a room that are highly intelligent with lots of ideas, you’re likely to have a dispute now and then. This was the case last month.   We […]

5 Tips on Comforting a Coworker Dealing With Grief

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  When a coworker experiences the loss of a loved one, it is usually a shock to everyone in the department. Many people struggle with what they should or should not do about the sad news. Nurses and other caregivers also struggle like everyone else when it is a coworker. It is even harder when you were not particularly close to the person.   In this article I want to share some tips on what you can do and also avoid. Listen to Them Be a good listener. Some of you naturally love to talk. This is the time to […]

How To Forgive Your Coworkers.

Beautiful Butterfly Forgiveness

In the previous article, we looked at some reasons as to why it is difficult to forgive a coworker. When you forgive you are a strong person. In this article I want us to look at how to forgive.   A Gift to You Remember that forgiveness is a gift to you. Allow yourself to let go of the anger because this gives you freedom. Think of a butterfly. A butterfly has four stages of development.   The first is the egg stage. This can be seen as the hurt caused to you; the beginning of the problem. The second […]

How Health Care Workers Can Uplift A Coworkers Day.

There are some days that simply do not go well. You can go to work feeling all motivated and in a good mood but things just go wrong. A patient may fall out of bed or have a medication reaction. A patient’s family may complain about you. A doctor may yell at you for someone else’s error, or a colleague may say something nasty to you and hurt your feelings. On days like these you start to question why you showed up to work. A lot of self-doubt begins to creep in. We all have days like these. When you […]