Nurse To Nurse Bullying Essay

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The aim for this project was to increase nursing students’ awareness of nurse-to-nurse bullying. This project also included recent research into bullying in the workplace, including its prevalence within the profession, causes and identification, as well as different types of bullying an its impact on victims (both, nurses and patients). Our project also highlights research into combating, preventing and dealing with bullying. To accomplish this goal educational information was made available to nursing students, through a brochure and a formal presentation. The information was presented to current nursing students at MCPHS University, which included the types of bullying behaviors (overt and covert) that occur in the clinical setting as well as strategies used to cope with these bullying behaviors. Based on the pre- and post-tests completed before and after the presentation it was determined that the students’ awareness of the challenges associated with nurse-to-nurse bullying and effective ways to …show more content…
Johnston, Phanhtharath, and Jackson (2010) pointed out that the issue of workplace violence and bullying is something of which all organizations must be aware as it affects staff and, in the case of nurses, it can also affect patients. Bullying has both a physiological and psychological effect on victims as well as a negative impact on organizations and patient care (Broome and Williams-Evans, 2011). Nurses who work in a culture of bullying are likely to experience job dissatisfaction, spend more time on leave, have decreased productivity and lower morale (Cleary, Hunt, & Horsfall, 2010). This threatens nurses’ wellbeing (Cleary et al, 2010) and frequently results in them being unable to provide high-quality care (Huntington, Gilmour, Tuckett, Neville, Wilson, & Turner,

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