Sample Nursing Paper on Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution

My conflict styles according to the assessment are problem solving, compromiser, accommodator, avoider and competer. I scored a 100% on problem solving and I agree that when a conflict arises I want to understand the underlying reasons of the conflict and devise ways I can resolve it. I was surprised that there are occasions when I avoid a conflict since I rarely encounter situations that require me to avoid a conflict. I feel that avoiding conflicts only leads to additional conflicts. I compromise once in a while when I feel that I might have had a bigger role in the conflict that the other person.

When I was 16 I remember walking down the street and bumping into someone. I quickly said sorry to the guy and continued walking but the man hurled an insult at me which I ignored. The man was not satisfied with my apology and took my walking away even when he insulted me as an insult to him so he followed me. He tapped my shoulder and when I turned to look at me he hurled another insult. I could tell from his blood shot eyes that he was angry and the foul smell from his mouth made me realize that he was drunk. Normally, I would try to explain to him that he was at fault for hurling insults at me even when I had said sorry but I knew that I would not get any headway if I applied that style. Instead I looked at him in the eye and told him again that I was sorry I bumped into him. Seeing the crowd gathering around us he told me to watch where I am going and I said I will and with that he walked away. I utilized avoidance because I knew it would be the only way to resolve the conflict.