Nurses FEEDING their young- the inevitable end to Nurse Cannibals

This article is the fourth part of a series about the impact of YOU- and the end of cannibal behaviours in health settings. This was originally a four-part series but as a part of this journey we have had a lot of feedback that nurse cannibal behaviours are not limited to the new nurses joining our work units. Nurses at all levels have experienced horizontal violence and even targeting from other levels of nurses- be it below, same or above their current level. So, we will have one more part in this series which will explore the relationship and experiences of nurse to nurse cannibalism (regardless of level).

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A New Frontier In Nursing Education

Bundle of Rays

A new frontier in nursing education has arrived… So, what is all this about?

Firstly this isn’t zoom.  This is a new reality, VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) with the founder of Bundle of Rays, Brad Chesham.

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Nurses Hosting Dinner - Protecting other cannibals from the pot

Nurses host dinner

This is the third instalment of a four part series on ‘The impact of YOU- the extinction of nurse cannibals’. In article one we talked about nurses eating their young, in part two we discuss how to lift each other out of the cannibal pot through a leadership pathway, and in this instalment, we talk about creating a psychologically safe workplace to support your team to reach their potential.

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Nurses share their lunch (how to lift each other out of the cannibals pot!)

Nurse cannibals PotThis is our second article in a four-part series on the evolution of workplace culture in nursing: Specifically, the journey from Nurses Eating their Young – to – Nurses FEEDING their Young. Emma and Tracy have collaborated for their whole careers even when not working in the same departments. This is because they have shared values and set a vision early in their careers. This vision is now articulated in Logan Emergency Department where the vision is: Best Place to Work, Best Place for Care. Tracy is now the Nurse Unit Manager in Logan Emergency Department and Emma is seconded as an Assistant Director of Nursing for Clinical Excellence Queensland.

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Nurse Cannibals - Eating their young

Tracy - For the first three months of my nursing career, a strange thing happened. I was invisible to another nurse on my ward. It was like I had my own Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak. She didn’t make eye contact with me, couldn’t hear me speak and side swiped me while walking in the hall. On night shift, when we were alone, she would not even answer my questions about caring for patients (but don’t worry, I’m persistent- I found a way to get answers from another ward).

 

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