Essay on The Workplace Of A Healthy Peri Operative Work Environment

1024 Words Mar 5th, 2016 null Page
Literature Review
Bullying is a problem that has existed in health care industry long ago, but no one wanted to talk about because people wanted to keep it as an ugly secret. When the occurrence of misbehavior increased over the time, health care providers broke the silence. The evidences of bullying has showed the effect on patient outcomes as well. According to studies, nurses particularly younger age females are more susceptible to bullying than any other health care workers in the industry. Disruptive behavior existed and exists verbally, physically or electronically. The American Nurses Association and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, have developed position statements that address bullying and lateral violence in the work environment. Workplace bullying also is being addressed by professional organizations associated with perioperative providers. The AORN Position Statement: Key Components of a Healthy Peri-operative Work Environment specifically addresses the culture of the work environment and the need for respect among peers and other health care professionals.
The Workplace Bullying Institute (2014) defined workplace bullying as the repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators. Workplace bullying behaviors include verbal abuse, victimization, humiliation, being threatened, physical abuse, work sabotage and professional disregard. Workplace bullying is a prevalent disruptive behavior that…

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