Strengthening RN/MD Relationships
Includes a Live Event on 12/01/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)
The patient is the one who loses when nurses and physicians are in conflict. Research shows that not only do poor nurse-physician relations affect morale and retention, but also patient mortality. In order to achieve best practice, we need to understand why we play this game and how it started. Learn practical strategies for building good relations that will be ego-boosting for both nurses and physicians and leave this presentation with the courage and determination to improve your working relationships.
By participating in this course, the learner will be able to:
- Identify two strategies that you can implement to improve MD/RN relationships at your workplace.
- Explain one reason for the source of physician-nurse conflict.
- Recall a situation where you experienced or witnessed a power differential
- Describe a current situation in your practice where physicians and nurses play “the game”.
This educational activity is supported through a sponsorship from Dr. Brown’s Medical.
This session is approved for 1.0 nursing CEs by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 15417.
Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN
Before turning to healthcare as a career in 1994, Kathleen Bartholomew held positions in marketing, business, communications and teaching. It was these experiences that allowed her to look at the culture of healthcare from a unique perspective and speak poignantly to the issues affecting providers and the challenges facing health care organizations today.Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN has been a national speaker for the past 18 years and is considered an expert on the culture of healthcare. For her Master’s Thesis she authored “Speak Your Truth: Proven Strategies for Effective Nurse-Physician Communication”.From the bedside to the boardroom Kathleen applies research to practice with humor and an ethical call to excellence that ignites and inspires health caregivers and leaders to unprecedented levels of excellence.
In December of 2005, Kathleen resigned her position as manager of a 57 bed orthopedic and spine unit in order to write, “Ending Nurse to Nurse Hostility” (2006) which offered the first comprehensive and compassionate look at the etiology, impact and solutions of horizontal violence on patients as well as the profession of Nursing. This book is recommended by the ANA. Kathleen’s passion for creating healthy work environments is infectious. As a guest Op Ed writer for The Seattle Times, Kathleen is an outspoken consumer advocate; and as a guest on NPR’s “The People’s Pharmacy” she calls for rapid improvement in hospital safety.As a health care culture expert, Kathleen speaks internationally to hospital boards, the military, senior leadership and staff about patient safety, communication, leadership and power. Her latest book, “The Dauntless Nurse”, has been adopted by many instructors to teach vital communication skills (co-authored with Martha Griffin and Arna Robins).