From Conflict Avoidance to Assertive Communication: Using a Communication Model to Increase Self-Esteem and Identify Barriers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147561
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Presentation
Title:
From Conflict Avoidance to Assertive Communication: Using a Communication Model to Increase Self-Esteem and Identify Barriers
Abstract:
From Conflict Avoidance to Assertive Communication: Using a Communication Model to Increase Self-Esteem and Identify Barriers
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Bartholomew, Kathleen, RN, MN
P.I. Institution Name:Swedish Medical Center/Innovative Healthcare
Title:Author, Consultant, Speaker and Staff RN
[Scientific Session Presentation] Experts in the field of Organizational Development advocate that a "new language" is necessary to move a culture from the traditional hierarchical mode to autonomy and empowerment.  Yet it is well known that the major communication style of nurses is passive aggressive and that conflict avoidance keeps nurses in a powerless position thereby reinforcing low self esteem.  Over two thousand nurses identified a crucial conversation they were presently avoiding that they acknowledged that they should engage in with their peers in order to create a healthy work environment.  The nurses then rated how difficult it would be to actually have this conversation on a 1-10 scale.  Surprisingly, over eighty percent of every group rated the difficulty between 8 -10.  As nurses began listing the reasons they were avoiding this conversation, they acknowledged that they were self-silencing because of fear.  In light of oppression theory nurses could then see "the veil"- the very forces that keep any group oppressed.  This realization alone acted as a powerful force in decreasing apprehension. This presentation will summarize the researach findings and help nursing leaders understand the underlying reasons why staff are avoidant so that they can increase nurses' self esteem and autonomy, role model healthy communication and lead change by creating a new standard. The DESC communication model will be presented and demonstrated as a solid framework for creating the healthy work environment that will nursture and retain tomorrow's nurse leaders.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFrom Conflict Avoidance to Assertive Communication: Using a Communication Model to Increase Self-Esteem and Identify Barriersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147561-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">From Conflict Avoidance to Assertive Communication: Using a Communication Model to Increase Self-Esteem and Identify Barriers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bartholomew, Kathleen, RN, MN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Swedish Medical Center/Innovative Healthcare</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Author, Consultant, Speaker and Staff RN</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kathleen.bartholomew@swedish.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific Session Presentation] Experts in the field of Organizational Development advocate that a &quot;new language&quot; is necessary to move a culture from the traditional hierarchical mode to autonomy and empowerment.&nbsp; Yet it is well known that the major communication style of nurses is passive aggressive and that conflict avoidance keeps nurses in a powerless position thereby reinforcing low self esteem.&nbsp; Over two thousand nurses identified a crucial conversation they were presently avoiding that they acknowledged that they should engage in with&nbsp;their peers in order to create a healthy work environment.&nbsp; The nurses then rated how difficult it would be to actually have this conversation on a 1-10 scale.&nbsp; Surprisingly, over eighty percent of every group rated the difficulty between 8 -10.&nbsp; As nurses began listing the reasons they were avoiding this conversation, they&nbsp;acknowledged that they were self-silencing because of fear. &nbsp;In light of oppression theory nurses could then see &quot;the veil&quot;- the very forces that keep any group oppressed.&nbsp; This realization alone acted as a powerful force in decreasing apprehension. This presentation will summarize the researach findings and help nursing leaders understand the underlying reasons why&nbsp;staff are avoidant so that they can&nbsp;increase nurses' self esteem and autonomy, role&nbsp;model&nbsp;healthy communication and lead&nbsp;change by creating a new standard.&nbsp;The DESC communication model will be presented and demonstrated as a solid framework&nbsp;for creating the&nbsp;healthy work environment that will nursture and retain tomorrow's nurse leaders.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:33:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:33:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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