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Nursing2015

August 2005, Volume 35 Number 8 , p 8 - 8 [FREE]

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  • JUDITH LOUREIRO RN

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LOUREIRO, JUDITH RN

Sao Miguel, Portugal

As ...

 

As an RN who worked in the same facility for 25 years, I was interested in your article about abusive behavior among nurses ("Nurse against Nurse: How to Stop Horizontal Violence," March 2005). I worked as a staff nurse, supervisor, and administrator and encountered these problems in all the positions I held.

 

Now retired and living abroad, I volunteer at a facility for disabled people. I'm happy to say that my fellow nurse and I have none of these issues. We share information and discuss culturally different approaches to patient care. Most important, we respect and trust each other, and I believe the clients benefit.

 

When I was ill myself, my colleague was there to support me. When I thanked him, he said, "We are nurses. We help all people."

 

He proved to me that the solution to horizontal violence is simple: provide the same care and respect to each other that we give to our patients.

 

JUDITH LOUREIRO, RN

 

Sao Miguel, Portugal

As an RN who worked in the same facility for 25 years, I was interested in your article about abusive behavior among nurses ("Nurse against Nurse: How to Stop Horizontal Violence," March 2005). I worked as a staff nurse, supervisor, and administrator and encountered these problems in all the positions I held.

Now retired and living abroad, I volunteer at a facility for disabled people. I'm happy to say that my fellow nurse and I have none of these issues. We share information and discuss culturally different approaches to patient care. Most important, we respect and trust each other, and I believe the clients benefit.

When I was ill myself, my colleague was there to support me. When I thanked him, he said, "We are nurses. We help all people."

He proved to me that the solution to horizontal violence is simple: provide the same care and respect to each other that we give to our patients.

JUDITH LOUREIRO, RN

Sao Miguel, Portugal