Workplace Bullying: Things Need to Change

Many healthcare professionals face workplace bullying and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is eager to bring practical solutions to address this serious issue.

To help bring an end to co-worker abuse, the CLPNA partnered with Alberta Health Services and hosted a one-hour webinar on February 22, 2017, which is now a video (above), Confront, Address and Prevent Disruptive Behavior and Bullying in the Workplace, to create a conversation about effective approaches for eliminating bullying in the workplace. Important topics include:

  • The difference between bullying and disruptive behavior
  • How to stop attributing bullying behavior as a personality trait
  • Avoiding confrontation and approaching bullies from a place of compassion
  • Gauging the situation: waiting until tempers cool to address the issue

A vital aspect of providing quality client care is feeling valued and respected in the workplace. Respectful environments where healthcare providers are able to collaborate directly correlate with more positive patient outcomes.

RELATED – Practice Guideline: Addressing Co-Worker Abuse in the Workplace (PDF)

Are you interested in learning more about the Things Need to Change initiative? 80% of the healthcare team in Alberta say they’ve experienced bullying, but there are many ways to combat this issue. Visit the website for some tips and tricks to bring some light into your work environment.

RELATED – Things Need to Change (co-worker abuse awareness)

Questions? Contact CLPNA’s Practice Consultants at, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).