Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership 35(2) June 2022 : 34-38.doi:10.12927/cjnl.2022.26874
Special Focus on Respect For Nurses

Commentary: Respect in Nursing – Reflections

Natasha Prodan-Bhalla


Current research demonstrates that nurses still feel disrespected, particularly in the context of such an abundance of policy work and dialogue, emphasizing the importance of respect and the need for change. As Almost and Mildon (2022) note, specific recommendations such as baccalaureate entry to practice, leadership training and the publication of best practice guidelines have been implemented in abundance, further solidifying a feeling of futility. Adding my own experiences as a registered nurse, a nurse practitioner and now a nursing leader continually insisting on recognition of my education, worth and value further proves that our collective work to date has unfortunately not been enough.



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