Resolving Conflict with Staff, Patients, Families, and Friends and Improve Patient Safety

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621284
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Resolving Conflict with Staff, Patients, Families, and Friends and Improve Patient Safety
Other Titles:
Developing Student Communication Skills
Author(s):
Bogue, Terri L.; Bogue, Robert L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha
Author Details:
Terri L. Bogue, RN, PCNS-BC; Robert L. Bogue, MCSE, MCPD, MCTS, MCITP
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, March 17, 2017: The complex, high stress, and emotionally laden environment of health care frequently leads to conflict. This conflict may contribute to a culture of disrespect, which is a barrier to patient safety and quality of care (Leape, et al., 2012). Patient safety and quality care is dependent on collaborative relationships among healthcare team members, effective communication, and a collaborative work environment (The Joint Commission, 2008). Overall, the Joint Commission has found that communication failures are a 'root cause in nearly 70% of reported sentinel events, surpassing other commonly identified issues such as staff orientation and training, patient assessment, and staffing.' Many of these communication lapses are the result, or the cause of conflict (Morreim, 2015). Every healthcare professional encounters disagreement and conflict on a routine basis; this is expected, as conflict is natural and necessary to every organization. Recognizing the frequency of conflict, it is surprising that few nurses have been trained to truly understand the components of conflict or effective methods to resolve it. We are all familiar with conflict, yet reacting to and resolving conflict continues to consume significant time and energy for both the bedside nurse and healthcare leaders. A significant portion of a nurse manager's time is devoted to resolving employee conflicts. Unresolved conflict impacts employee morale and retention, and may ultimately affect the overall well-being of the organization. Recognizing that conflict is natural and necessary emphasizes the necessity to learn how to improve efficiency in communication and collaboration. This increased efficiency can be supported through an understanding of emotional intelligence, conflict styles, the psychology of decision making, and communication styles. This background knowledge related to conflict enables the nurse to improve their personal conflict resolution skills and develop mentoring skills to better assist employees and co-workers in conflict resolution. By learning to identify the conditions that create conflict, the specific causes that trigger it, and the techniques for resolving conflict, nurses will be better prepared to negotiate the complex world of healthcare. Success under conditions of high stress, risk, ambiguity, and complexity require effective conflict resolution skills. While it is impossible for nurses to resolve all conflict without the collaboration of the interdisciplinary team, it is their centrality to healthcare that places nurses in the position where they are able to take the lead in these efforts. Healthcare organizations that support the development of effective conflict resolution and communication skills can transform organizational culture and leadership while improving efficiency, reduce preventable errors and adverse events, and improve staff and patient satisfaction (Rosenstien, Dinklin, & Munro, 2014). Learning to identify conditions that create conflict and techniques to effectively resolve it will impact multiple areas of healthcare, including staff satisfaction and engagement, improved patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction. Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to understand the causes and factors that create conflict. The learner will be able to apply techniques to facilitate the resolution of healthy conflict.
Keywords:
Conflict resolution; Conflict in healthcare; Patient safety
Repository Posting Date:
3-Mar-2017
Date of Publication:
3-Mar-2017
Other Identifiers:
CHWE17A04
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments 2017
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments 2017: Best Practices in Clinical and Academic Settings. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleResolving Conflict with Staff, Patients, Families, and Friends and Improve Patient Safetyen
dc.title.alternativeDeveloping Student Communication Skillsen
dc.contributor.authorBogue, Terri L.en
dc.contributor.authorBogue, Robert L.en
dc.contributor.departmentAlphaen
dc.author.detailsTerri L. Bogue, RN, PCNS-BC; Robert L. Bogue, MCSE, MCPD, MCTS, MCITPen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621284-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, March 17, 2017: The complex, high stress, and emotionally laden environment of health care frequently leads to conflict. This conflict may contribute to a culture of disrespect, which is a barrier to patient safety and quality of care (Leape, et al., 2012). Patient safety and quality care is dependent on collaborative relationships among healthcare team members, effective communication, and a collaborative work environment (The Joint Commission, 2008). Overall, the Joint Commission has found that communication failures are a 'root cause in nearly 70% of reported sentinel events, surpassing other commonly identified issues such as staff orientation and training, patient assessment, and staffing.' Many of these communication lapses are the result, or the cause of conflict (Morreim, 2015). Every healthcare professional encounters disagreement and conflict on a routine basis; this is expected, as conflict is natural and necessary to every organization. Recognizing the frequency of conflict, it is surprising that few nurses have been trained to truly understand the components of conflict or effective methods to resolve it. We are all familiar with conflict, yet reacting to and resolving conflict continues to consume significant time and energy for both the bedside nurse and healthcare leaders. A significant portion of a nurse manager's time is devoted to resolving employee conflicts. Unresolved conflict impacts employee morale and retention, and may ultimately affect the overall well-being of the organization. Recognizing that conflict is natural and necessary emphasizes the necessity to learn how to improve efficiency in communication and collaboration. This increased efficiency can be supported through an understanding of emotional intelligence, conflict styles, the psychology of decision making, and communication styles. This background knowledge related to conflict enables the nurse to improve their personal conflict resolution skills and develop mentoring skills to better assist employees and co-workers in conflict resolution. By learning to identify the conditions that create conflict, the specific causes that trigger it, and the techniques for resolving conflict, nurses will be better prepared to negotiate the complex world of healthcare. Success under conditions of high stress, risk, ambiguity, and complexity require effective conflict resolution skills. While it is impossible for nurses to resolve all conflict without the collaboration of the interdisciplinary team, it is their centrality to healthcare that places nurses in the position where they are able to take the lead in these efforts. Healthcare organizations that support the development of effective conflict resolution and communication skills can transform organizational culture and leadership while improving efficiency, reduce preventable errors and adverse events, and improve staff and patient satisfaction (Rosenstien, Dinklin, & Munro, 2014). Learning to identify conditions that create conflict and techniques to effectively resolve it will impact multiple areas of healthcare, including staff satisfaction and engagement, improved patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction. Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to understand the causes and factors that create conflict. The learner will be able to apply techniques to facilitate the resolution of healthy conflict.en
dc.subjectConflict resolutionen
dc.subjectConflict in healthcareen
dc.subjectPatient safetyen
dc.date.available2017-03-03T14:34:52Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-03-
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-03T14:34:52Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environments 2017en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments 2017: Best Practices in Clinical and Academic Settings. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAen
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