August 2003, Volume 33 Number 8 , p 66 - 67
© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 33(8) August 2003 p 6667 Winners and losers [ETHICAL PROBLEMS: RECOGNITION PROGRAM]
SALLADAY, SUSAN A. RN, PHD
Susan A. Salladay is director of The William Jennings Bryan Center for Excellence in Bioethics, BryanLGH Health System, Lincoln, Neb. Address your questions to: Ethical Problems, Nursing2003 , 1111 Bethlehem Pike, P.O. Box 908, Springhouse, PA 19477.
To improve morale at the hospital where I work, the director of nursing has proposed some changes to give nurses more recognition. For example, she plans to have nurse-managers nominate outstanding staff nurses for a nurse of the month contest. Winners will get their pictures on a plaque in the hospital.
Some nurses like the idea but others think a contest may cause resentment among us. I'm on the fence. Is this kind of contest ...