A new graduate nurse has an argument with a coworker regarding how the medication cart should be organized. The nurse asks his coworker to step into the break room to discuss their disagreement. This is an example of what type of conflict management?

  1. competing
  2. confronting
  3. accommodating
  4. avoiding
Number 2 is correct.
Rationale: Confronting is a type of conflict management in which the issue is immediately addressed and resolved. Competing conflict management is when one’s own needs are advocated over another’s. In accommodating, another party’s needs are prioritized. Avoidance involves failing to discuss the topic in question and letting concerns go unaddressed.