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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000357176.86507.13
Professional Development

Conflict in the Workplace: Part 2

Northam, Sally PhD, RN

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Abstract

Last month, in Part 1 of this two-part article, I explored factors that contribute to workplace conflict among nurses (such as sex, age, power, and culture), as well as individual responses to conflict. I also discussed my observation that nurses apply their skills in therapeutic communication to solving workplace conflict, and that they therefore tend to focus on emotions rather than on solutions. In Part 2, I present strategies nurses can use to resolve conflict and build more effective—and harmonious—workplace relationships.

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