Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Promoting RESPECT in the Workplace

Recognize the inherent worth of all with whom you work.

Eliminate derogatory words and phrases from your vocabulary.

Speak with people – not at them – or about them.

Practice empathy. Walk awhile in others’ shoes.

Earn the respect of colleagues and co-workers through your behaviours.

Consider your impact on others before speaking and acting.

Treat everyone with dignity and courtesy.

Used with permission from Start Right, Stay Right.