Bullying Among Nurses

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Multiple studies have shown that nurses are at higher risk of workplace violence and bullying. Lachman (2014) states that the majority of nurses enters the field with a strong interest in caring for patients and this can be demoralized by a hostile work environment. The article provided by Lachman (2014) states that 85% of nurses experience horizontal or lateral violence (p.56). Workplace violence or bullying can come from patients, families, fellow nurses, and management. There are countless occurrences of workplace bullying that can occur in the workplace by management/supervisors in the form of “discipline” (Wilkie, 2016).

Beardwood and Kainer (2015) presents an example of this in the article “Exploring the risk in professional nursing

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