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Nurses: Here's how empathy can help you deal with workplace conflicts
 

Nurses: Here's how empathy can help you deal with workplace conflicts

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Workplace conflicts are commonplace, especially in high-tension environments like the hospital. But perhaps, all it takes is a little more empathy to resolve these conflicts and improve your workplace conditions.
 
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20 Oct 2016 - General
 
Empathy is basically putting yourself in someone else's shoes, trying to feel what he feels, see what he sees and think what he thinks. It is understanding beyond what is obviously implied, and actually going over and beyond. For patient care, it helps us deal with patients' different temperaments and attitudes; but since patients are not the only interactions we have at work, this will also help us become better colleagues, superiors or subordinates. Conflict is almost inevitable in any...
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Empathy is crucial to conflict resolution. Empathy means stepping into the other party’s shoes and seeing their view of the conflict situation through their eyes, and not through your eyes. Empathy can be demonstrated by paraphrasing what the person has said and reflecting back associated feelings. Showing empathy certainly does not mean making the person feel even worse about their situation than they already do. Empathy involves accurately paraphrasing and reflecting back feelings, and then as...
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Understanding the feeling of your colleague is one way of resolving the conflict. Since conflict may be common to any profession especially when there is a hindrance to understand each other. That is why communication is really important. We need to have a open mind to understand each others differences. It is also good to ask help from your superior if the issues can't be fixed by both of you. In order for you to address the conflict professionally and as well as to stop adding fire to the ...
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Heena Pohani Priscilla Mae Gobuyan Dear both od you, it is very beneficial ones the problem rectified with empathy and he way how we are criticising others is important to minimise view problems. Moreover empathy helpful to deal with workplace conflicts of any filed of professional or personal life too. Thanks for sharing your exp...
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Beautiful article! I think the advice given in this article not only holds true for nurses, but it will be really helpful in the daily life of any human being. Most of the times, conflicts occur due to misunderstandings and if effective communication is there, then such situations can be avoided and even properly solved. It is very important to see oneself at the other person's position before creating any harsh feelings or judgements about any talk or an event. When we put ourselves in the ...
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Conflicts in the workplace is just one of the challenges each healthcare practitioner is experiencing. Everywhere there is conflict but we can avoid certain times if we are open for confrontation. Verbalizing about what is the problem and looking for solutions. What's the possible root of the problem and what can we do to resolve it should be the aiding factors to avoid such conflict. One must be vocal with their experiences and not just keep quite not knowing that there is already tension b...
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