Effective Management of Disruptive Behaviour

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Lecture Overview

Failure to acknowledge or deal with disruptive behaviours in the healthcare workplace can have far-reaching effects, including poor morale, staff turnover and - most importantly - negative impacts on the quality of care given. In order to minimise the effects of disruptive behaviour on the patient, staff, and the organisation, it is essential that action is taken quickly and effectively.


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Jane Stanfield View profile
Jane Stanfield is a health service improvement coach. She comes with 30 years’ experience in healthcare, half as a clinician and half in health administration, support and coaching. Having had a brush with burnout herself and several close family members receiving healthcare, her focus is on bringing compassion back to healthcare for all involved. Her current use of neuroscience and mindfulness at work enables healthcare providers to work with their own mind, emotions and behaviour to influence their culture in a way that will energise and motivate them as they manage the safety and reliability of their care and its focus on the patient while caring for themselves. Jane is currently coaching several nurse leaders and runs workshops on leadership, shaping cultures, wellbeing, and communication and patient safety (CAPS). Her most recent professional development personally is in LEAN thinking - reducing waste and improving flow in healthcare…because waste is disrespectful to people!
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First Published30 March 2020
Updated29 March 2020
30 January 2024
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