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It’s time to stop shaming in nursing - workplace bullying through another lens
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
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It’s time to stop shaming in nursing - workplace bullying through another lens

Presenter Dr Wendy McIntosh

Dr Wendy H Mcintosh PhD, RN, Grad Dip MH, MN, Certificate IV Assessment & Training. Thirty plus year history in nursing (clinical, research, education), mainly in mental health. Her specialised area of interest was working with adult survivors of childhood trauma. Commenced own consultancy business (Davaar Consultancy) in 2005. Wendy’s life’s work has developed in the area of professional boundaries and she conducts training at a state, national and international level on boundaries. Wendy conducts a number of two-day workshops on themes such as Tenderness, looking after self to decrease the risk of compassion fatigue, working with clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and complex trauma. Wendy offers group and individual professional supervision. She has almost thirty years training in psychodrama and she likes to bring the experiential learning process into the work she does - yes including webinars.

Course Content

This webinar will explore workplace bullying through the lens of shame. As a profession nursing continues to experience huge costs due to workplace bullying. Discussing links between bullying and shame and shaming behaviour the presenter will traverse an at times uncomfortable and challenging terrain that also offers solutions and signposts for self-care and action. Moving from a position of experiencing shame to one of experiencing one’s own power and professional terminology that can be used to challenge bullying behaviour in the workplace.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the link between workplace bullying the experience of shame
  • Acquire knowledge about the compass of shame in a bullying context
  • Develop the ability to recognise how the experience of shame triggers our flight, flight, freeze response
  • Gain an awareness of the strategies to use a) in the moment of being under attack, b) longer term self 
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