Chapter 14: Assertiveness: Your Responsibility
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Separates the person from the issue
Fear-based behavior is an emotionally dishonest, self-defeating type of behavior. Looks the other way, avoids conflict, and take what seems to be the easiest way out. Never full participants on the nursing team
Example of nonassertive behavior
Limits contact with a patient he or she is uncomfortable with to required cared only
Outspoken people are often automatically considered what?
Outspoken people might be a lack of consideration for others may be a sign of what?
What violates the rights of others?
Honesty. Way to live the truth from your innermost being and to express this truth in though, word, and deed
Assertiveness is a way of expressing oneself without doing what?
Three rules that are helpful overall in being assertive
Own your feelings; do not blame others for the way you feel, make your feels known by being direct; begin your statements with "I", and be sure that your nonverbal communication matches your verbal message
Coping mechanism during which individuals attribute their own weakness to others
Example of projection
"I'm more comptent than you are", "my education is better than yours", "you're only a practical nurse"
Logical but untrue reason is offered as an excuse for the behavior
Example of rationalization
"Troublemaker", "manipulator", and "uncooperative"
Covering for real or imagined inadequacies in his or her work by developing what he or she considers desirable traits of observation, listening, and reporting
Problem solving steps
Define the problem, decide on a goal, choose alternatives, try out the alternatives, evaluate the effectiveness of your approach, and repeat the process if the solution is not effective
Has a negative connotation in our society, in itself is not a maladaptive behavior. Some cultures teach and accept in a poseful way of meeting one's needs
When is manipulation considered maladaptive?
Feelings and needs of others are disregarded, other people are treated as objects to fulfill the needs of the manipulator
Initiates a relationship with someone
Passive aggressive manipulator
Focuses on the other person's weaknesses
Confides half-truths, rumors, gossip, and innuendo
Employee, domestic, property, and commercial
Directed toward supervisors or management
Issue is personal, but the violent act takes place in the workplace
Employee engages in activities such as stealing from employers. Violence may ensue
Directed against the employee or employer's property
Abuse of power. Not about sex or passion
Are assault-related injuries preventable?