Interpersonal Conflict At Workplace Is Limited

1480 Words Sep 6th, 2015 6 Pages
Nurses are required to interact with multiple individuals on a daily basis. These individuals include the patient, patient’s family members, and other healthcare team members. As the nurse works with these groups of individuals, he or she may experience an interpersonal conflict with any of them. However, it is more likely for the nurse to experience conflicts with other healthcare workers. When the nurse experiences an interpersonal conflict with other members of the healthcare team, tension rises in the workplace, causing stress to all other workers even if they are not directly involved in the conflict. According to Higginbottom, “Employees suffering from high stress levels have lower engagement, are less productive and have higher absenteeism levels than those not working under excessive pressure” (2014, para. 1). In other words, interpersonal conflict at workplace can lower the productivity of the whole healthcare team. I have been licensed as a registered nurse since July of 2013; therefore, my experience regarding interpersonal conflict at workplace is limited. However, I remember one incidence clearly. During my second year of working as a registered nurse, I have experienced an interpersonal conflict with one of the staff at the clinic I worked in, which resulted in dismissal of that staff from the clinic.
Incident
During my second year as a registered nurse, I have relocated to a new town and applied for a position in a small clinic. Three months after I was…
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