What is the most appropriate conflict resolution strategy? Provide rationale for your choice.

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Subject: Nursing

Case study

You are a staff nurse on a small telemetry unit. The unit is staffed at a ratio of one nurse for every four patients, and the charge nurse is counted in this staffing because there is a full-time unit secretary and monitor technician to assist at the desk. The charge nurse is responsible for making the daily staffing assignments. Although you recognize that the charge nurse needs to reduce her patient care assignment to have time to perform the charge nurse duties, you have grown increasingly frustrated that she normally assigns herself only one patient, if any, and these patients always have the lowest acuity level on the floor. This has placed a disproportionate burden on the other nurses, who often feel the assignment they are being given may be unsafe. The charge nurse is your immediate supervisor. She has not generally been responsive to concerns expressed by the staff about this problem.

What is the most appropriate conflict resolution strategy? Provide rationale for your choice.
Includes 2 in text citations and references (current peer reviewed articles or appropriate web sites). One reference is from the readings and one from an outside source.