The culture of “Nurses eating their young” has been around in the profession for a long time.  It’s a topic of hot discussion in my workshops and every Nurse I have spoken to has either experienced it themselves or know someone who has.  

Nurses are nurturing and compassionate professionals. However, treating novice and student nurses poorly continues to be an ongoing problem. 

Workplace bullying is the persistent pattern of mistreatment in the workplace that causes physical or emotional harm. 

In this episode, Tracy and Emma share how they are committed to changing the culture of “Cannibalism in Nursing”.  It’s our responsibility to stop this toxic culture, and to create a healthier work environment.

As we spend most of our adult lives at work, why not create an environment that is healthy, loving, and a better place for all of us?

TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE:

  • Unicorn Time (9:25)
  • Is there anything that you can do to show your team that you stand united? (15:18)
  • How to get through a toxic work culture (17:30)
  • How surrounding yourself  with nurturing and supportive  people is very important (19:20)
  • Nurse Cannibalism (24:44)
  • Part 1: Nurses eating their young (25:42)
  • Part 2: Lifting each other out of the cannibals’ pot (25:52)
  • The best ally is another person who will always have your back (26:07)
  • Part 3: Protecting others from the cannibal pot (26:26)
  • Nurses caring for each other are the nurses growing together (26:39)
  • Part 4: Nurses feeding their young (27:00)
  • How nursing is a horizontal balance from peer to peer (27:18)
  • What can you do to create a better environment for nurses? (28:52)
  • Nurses eat their young because they’re starving (30:11)
  • Good people working in a bad system (31:27)
  • We can change the toxic culture (33:03)

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Fairplay by Eve Rodsky
Nurse Cannibals – Eating Their Young
Nurses share their lunch (how to lift each other out of the cannibals pot!)
Nurses Hosting Dinner- protecting others from the cannibal’s pot

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