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Difficulties in Managing Aggression and Conflict in Healthcare

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During my training, I frequently concluded that I was incapable of managing conflict or confrontation. Throughout my childhood and teenage years, I never considered myself as someone who could be disliked. Suddenly, I was confronted with this recurring situation.

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During my training, I frequently concluded that I was incapable of managing conflict or confrontation. On my first ward placement, I found that when encountering patients with vascular dementia, the most minimal expression of disdain used to colour me a deep shade of crimson and reduce me to blinking back tears. Throughout my childhood and teenage years, I never considered myself as someone who could be disliked. Suddenly, I was confronted with this recurring situation. Although I understood that many of these patients were confused and their aggression was not personal, I still believed I had the capacity to change their mind.

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Florence Bull
Florence Bull BSc (Hons) is a registered adult nurse. She has a background in neurosciences and emergency medicine. Currently she is working as a nurse practitioner in sexual and reproductive health and is an accredited sonographer in early pregnancy. Her work has been published by the Guardian and she writes her own blog, Subcutaneous. Florence has an interest in global health which was sparked by an elective placement in Tanzania during her studies. She aims to pursue a Master’s degree in this field in upcoming years.
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