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Favouritism in nursing: what to do if you feel unfairly treated

Nurses say that favouritism is something is common in healthcare settings and can lead to a difficult workplace culture, not to mention concerns about patient care

Nurses say that favouritism is something is common in healthcare settings and can lead to a difficult workplace culture, not to mention concerns about patient care

  • Favouritism is on a spectrum that can cross over into bullying and discrimination
  • When managers have their biases, they can make the wrong recruitment decisions, with the most competent and qualified being overlooked
  • Being marginalised outside a favoured circle in the workplace can make nurses want to quit their jobs

Does one colleague always seem to be allocated the best shifts, have their pick of the most desirable annual leave slots or have a less demanding workload than the rest of the team?

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