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Nurses: How do you deal with gossipy co-workers?
 

Nurses: How do you deal with gossipy co-workers?

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Gossiping is prone to happen in any workplace setting. Healthcare institutions are not an exception. Nurses, in particular, are a group of employees that are prone to the habit of gossiping at the workplace.
 
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17 Oct 2016 - General
 
I agree with everyone here that says that gossiping does not only happen in the healthcare industry. In fact I think, it is a workplace culture that will never be eradicated. There will always be some form of gossip that will workmates will talk about. However, gossips become offensive when they are derogatory in nature. I've encountered some people who talk about other people's personal lives in the workplace and I don't think that professionals should participate in such. I have no...
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ah I was wondering when this topic would come here. I have to agree with Jemelyn Mae Sodusta, "Why do i need to stressed myself over them?" Gossip is gossip. I myself would like to stay away from this as well. I don't want to preach that I never gossip but when I do I do it with close friends with a hint of giving people the benefit of the doubt. Gossip of course has such a negative connotation so i...
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Priscilla Mae Gobuyan thank you for sharing this interesting article to be discussed as it talks about an issue we are facing everywhere.
Gossipy co workers as I experienced are not in work place to work , they should be supervised.
They may be the reason for many problems in the field, so they should be always engaged and supervised especially in healthcare facilities which always deals with critical iss...
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As most of you have said, gossip is everywhere and it doesn't exist in healthcate settings alone. Out of all the points mentio ed in the article, I surround myself with positive circle of friends at work. I find it difficult as some of my co workers would be sat in a group during breaks, and they talk about things or people. I don't pay much attention and don't join which makes me look like a snob/ anti social, and me ending up only having a chosen few who I can comfortably talk to. ...
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This is a common thing to find in any workplace. The steps mentioned in the article are really helpful. If one builds a positive attitude and deals with such situations, then one can go home with peace of mind. Moreover, I would like to add that if senior staff notices their employees engaging in such activities, then he or she should be strict and should engage each member of the group in separate tasks. At least, this is what I do. Whenever I notice my assistants doing gossiping, I assign them...
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It's entertaining to hear gossip, but it's a different thing when you're the one being talked about. In my College gossip was awful. I wasn't so used to an environment that thrived in such things, and I barely survived my 6 years in Dentistry school. Funny I just wrote a blog about this, too "Dealing with Bullies and Gossips", http://www.thedramaqueencantellstories.com/2016/10/dealing-with-bullies-and-gossips.html. Anyway, it's never easy to deal with gossip. I wor...
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Priscilla Mae Gobuyan Gossips will not leave humans, its some times a time pass activity and sometimes for spreading of rumors. It is best to avoid in others matters and changing the subject while involving the discussion is the best way to avoid. Always be courteous and professional is one of the good way. May way is not to involve in others matters in professional or personal way regarding gossip. A good post a...
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Gossip is really something that is prevalent in almost any industry, and its not something solely related to nurses. The problem, however, occurs if the gossip affects the quality of work. Negative gossip about fellow nurses might lead to poor cooperation between them. What I feel like could be a bigger problem would be if the gossip is about the patient. For example, if nurses gossip about a patient who has done something immoral or socially unacceptable, would that affect the nature of care pr...
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This is not only happening in healthcare industry. I guess any of the profession is guilty of this. For me, in case i heard something from the others, i don't say anything to add up the fire. I'd rather listen and nod at the same time. And when in case i know that they are actually talking behind my back, i don't mind it at all. Why do i need to stressed myself over them? Lol. I just keep doing my task and moved on. I simply don't want to waste my precious time to useless person....
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Gossiping should not really be happening in healthcare service, as it is would be seemed to be unprofessional. But, sometime, it is not easy to control some human nature of prone to gossiping. Some people will get excited when gossiping about other, and they may consider that gossiping as a way to socialising with others. It is not possible to stop our colleagues or friends from gossiping, but we can try not to participate in the conservation when this occurred. We may ask them politely to sto...
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I find it normal to here nurses gossip. Most of the time, nursing environment is very hectic and busy and we go through a lot of things and many kinds of patients. Which we tend to concentrate more at our work then to have time to catch up on things with our colleagues. The time when gossiping happens is usually during break times and after work. Usually this is what they call venting out session. Letting go of our frustrations and anger together as colleagues and probably 20% of discussing abou...
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It is a fact that gossiping is not limited to healthcare institutions and it is also true that whatever the setting is everybody gossips either about their colleagues or patients. But nurses are more prone to this habit specifically. I think gossiping is healthy in the workplace as it can enhance the interaction of employees with each other. We must keep in mind while gossiping that we are not hitting someone’s weakness and are not pointing personal matters of others because in this way gossipin...
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I think everybodys kinda guilty when it comes to gossiping or "chismis" in filipino laymans term. I was just saddened that the main subject of the article would be nurses, haha. Really? Well that's true most of the time because we get to do multitasking most of the time. Let's say for example, doing our charting and recording our medications being given, we get to talk at the same time. Some would also talk about co-workers attitude, performance along the hallways and public pl...
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