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Nurse workplace bullying

Penny A Sauer, Thomas P McCoy
Workplace bullying has been experienced by 27% to 80% of nurses who have participated in studies. Bullying behaviors negatively impact the health of nurses. This study examined whether nurses' resilience had an impact on the effects of bullying on the nurse's health. This cross-sectional descriptive study surveyed licensed registered nurses in one state. The sample (N = 345) was predominately female (89%) and Caucasian (84%), with an average age of 46.6 years. In this sample, 40% of nurses were bullied. Higher incidence of bullying was associated with lower physical health scores (p = ...
December 5, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
Alexander Villafranca, Colin Hamlin, Stephanie Enns, Eric Jacobsohn
PURPOSE: Disruptive behaviour, which we define as behaviour that does not show others an adequate level of respect and causes victims or witnesses to feel threatened, is a concern in the operating room. This review summarizes the current literature on disruptive behaviour as it applies to the perioperative domain. SOURCE: Searches of MEDLINE(®), Scopus™, and Google books identified articles and monographs of interest, with backreferencing used as a supplemental strategy...
November 29, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Peggy Ann Berry, Gordon L Gillespie, Bonnie S Fisher, Denise Gormley, Jared T Haynes
Workplace bullying (WPB) behaviors are pervasive in some healthcare organizations leading to difficult work environments for registered nurses. We conducted an exploratory quantitative dominant (QUANT/qual) mixed method design study to determine the differences in respondents in three Midwestern states on psychological distress symptoms using WPB exposure levels and select nurse characteristics. This article discusses background information and WPB consequences. We report on the study purpose, methods, and Phase I qualitative results, including significant differences with perceived stress, anxiety, and posttraumatic symptoms reported by persons with frequent to daily WPB behavior exposure...
August 10, 2016: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
Yuseon An, Jiyeon Kang
PURPOSE: To identify the relationship between organizational culture and experience of workplace bullying among Korean nurses. METHODS: Participants were 298 hospital nurses in Busan, South Korea. We assessed nursing organizational culture and workplace bullying among nurses using structured questionnaires from July 1 through August 15, 2014. RESULTS: Most participants considered their organizational culture as hierarchy-oriented (45.5%), followed by relation-oriented (36...
September 2016: Asian Nursing Research
Hyunjin Oh, Dong-Choon Uhm, Young Joo Yoon
BACKGROUND: Negative work environments influence the ability of nurses to provide optimal patient care in a safe environment. AIM: The purpose of the study was to test a model linking workplace bullying (WPB) and lateral violence (LV) with job stress, intent to leave, and, subsequently, nurse-assessed patient adverse outcomes (safety issues). DESIGN: This descriptive-correlational study examined the relationships between study variables and used a structural equation model to test the validity of the proposed theoretical framework...
September 2016: Nursing Research
Noreen M Houck, Alison M Colbert
Workplace bullying is strongly associated with negative nursing outcomes, such as work dissatisfaction, turnover, and intent to leave; however, results of studies examining associations with specific patient safety outcomes are limited or nonspecific. This integrative review explores and synthesizes the published articles that address the impact of workplace nurse bullying on patient safety.
August 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Christine Karatza, Sofia Zyga, Styliani Tziaferi, Panagiotis Prezerakos
In this quantitative, cross-sectional study, the authors identified the impact of workplace bullying on nursing staff employed at select Greek public hospitals. They conducted the study using the Negative Acts Questionnaire with a convenience sample of 841 participants employed by five Greek hospitals in the 1st Regional Health Authority of Attica. One third of the respondents reported having been psychologically harassed at work in the past 6 months. According to the results, the impact workplace bullying has on nursing staff varies depending on the existence of a supportive familial or friend environment and if nurses parent children...
July 15, 2016: Workplace Health & Safety
Mami Yokoyama, Miho Suzuki, Yukari Takai, Ayumi Igarashi, Maiko Noguchi-Watanabe, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the association between workplace bullying and workplace environment factors among nurses in Japan. BACKGROUND: Workplace bullying among nurses is increasing globally and occurs more frequently than among other professions. However, there is little information on the impact of workplace environment factors on nurse bullying in Japan. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey using a self-administered questionnaire. METHODS: Participants were 1152 nurses recruited at seminars or training courses outside of their workplaces in Tokyo...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Zeba Arif
Before you arrange to meet the nurse, ask her to write down precisely what has been happening in as much detail as possible, including the dates, times and locations, as well as the names and job titles of everyone who may have witnessed the bullying. This will help you to determine the seriousness of the incidents.
July 6, 2016: Nursing Standard
M Abed, E Morris, N Sobers-Grannum
BACKGROUND: Anecdotal evidence suggests increasing workplace violence against healthcare workers in the Caribbean, but the prevalence is largely undocumented. AIMS: To determine the prevalence of workplace violence reported by medical staff at primary care clinics in Barbados. METHODS: A study utilizing a modified version of the standard World Health Organization Workplace Violence Questionnaire, designed to assess the incidence, types and features of workplace violence...
October 2016: Occupational Medicine
Michael A Tonso, Roshani Kanchana Prematunga, Stephen J Norris, Lloyd Williams, Natisha Sands, Stephen J Elsom
The international literature suggests workplace violence in mental health settings is a significant issue, yet little is known about the frequency, nature, severity and health consequences of staff exposure to violence in Australian mental health services. To address this gap, we examined these aspects of workplace violence as reported by mental health services employees in Victoria, Australia. The project used a cross-sectional, exploratory descriptive design. A random sample of 1600 Health and Community Services Union members were invited to complete a survey investigating exposure to violence in the workplace, and related psychological health outcomes...
October 2016: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Stefano Bambi, Enrico Lumini, Giovanni Becattini, Alberto Lucchini, Laura Rasero
INTRODUCTION: Bullying and horizontal violence are particular features of workplace violence, currently under the attention of professional organizations in the nursing world. OBJECTIVE: To highlight the spread of the phenomenon, the characteristics, consequences and possible solutions. METHODS: Literature review through Medline and CINAHL databases using the following keywords: "lateral", "horizontal", "hostility", "bullying", "workplace bullying," "violence" "nursing"...
January 2016: Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro Ed Ergonomia
Li Fang, Su-Hui Huang, Shu-Hui Fang
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study was to investigate bullying among hospital nurses and its correlates. BACKGROUND: Chinese people were unlikely to express their opinions or pursue individual rights. Workplace bullying took place more easily among the educated people within Chinese culture. However, studies related to workplace bullying among hospital nurses in Taiwan were still limited. DESIGN: A cross-sectional design. METHODS: Two hundred and eighty-five nurses who worked in the regional teaching hospital in south Taiwan were recruited...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Jiyeon Kang, Seonyoung Yun
PURPOSE: The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the workplace bullying experience of Korean nurses. METHODS: Participants were twenty current or former hospital nurses who had experienced workplace bullying. Data were collected through focus group and individual in-depth interviews from February to May, 2015. Theoretical sampling method was applied to the point of theoretical saturation. Transcribed interview contents were analyzed using Corbin and Strauss's grounded theory method...
April 2016: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
Stephen Tee, Yeter Sinem Üzar Özçetin, Michele Russell-Westhead
AIMS: To appreciate the nature and scope of workplace violence amongst a sample of the UK nursing student population during clinical placement and to recommend strategies universities can implement to successfully manage the impact. BACKGROUND: Workplace violence is defined as a violent act(s) directed toward workers and can include physical, psychological or verbal behaviour. It is prevalent in nursing and causes victims work-based stress that can affect not only the individual but also the quality of care...
June 2016: Nurse Education Today
Peggy Ann Berry, Gordon L Gillespie, Bonnie S Fisher, Denise K Gormley
Workplace bullying (WPB) behaviors negatively affect nurse productivity, satisfaction, and retention, and hinder safe patient care. The purpose of this article is to define WPB, differentiate between incivility and WPB, and recommend actions to prevent WPB behaviors. Informed occupational and environmental health nurses and nurse leaders must recognize, confront, and eliminate WPB in their facilities and organizations. Recognizing, confronting, and eliminating WPB behaviors in health care is a crucial first step toward sustained improvements in patient care quality and the health and safety of health care employees...
July 2016: Workplace Health & Safety
Yee Mun Jessica Leong, Joanna Crossman
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This qualitative paper reports on the transition experiences of new nurses and preceptors in Singapore, focussing on the construction of a supervisor strategy termed 'tough love'. The authors discuss the concept of tough love, as a metaphorical euphemism for workplace bullying and interrogate rationales from the data that behaviours associated with tough love, prepare nurses for independence and competence in their new responsibilities. BACKGROUND: Successful transition of new nurses to professional practice is dependent on the transition challenges they face at work...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Amar R Chadaga, Dana Villines, Armand Krikorian
OBJECTIVES: To deliver an estimate of bullying among residents and fellows in the United States graduate medical education system and to explore its prevalence within unique subgroups. DESIGN/SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: A national cross-sectional survey from a sample of residents and fellows who completed an online bullying survey conducted in June 2015. The survey was distributed using a chain sampling method that relied on electronic referrals from 4,055 training programs, with 1,791 residents and fellows completing the survey in its entirety...
2016: PloS One
Christina Karatza, Sofia Zyga, Styliani Tziaferi, Panagiotis Prezerakos
BACKGROUND: The arduous emotional and physical nurses' work, the gradual nursing staff cutbacks and the lack of recognition that nurses feel regarding their skills and overall capabilities are some of the factors that act of bullying between nursing staff and management, between nurses and patients/families or even among nurses themselves. Workplace bullying has physical and psychological effects on worker-victims and, by extension, patients themselves. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the phenomenon of workplace bullying and general health status among the nursing staff of Greek public hospitals...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
Gina Myers, Denise Côté-Arsenault, Priscilla Worral, Roberta Rolland, Denise Deppoliti, Elizabeth Duxbury, Martiel Stoecker, Kathleen Sellers
AIM: To explore nurses' experiences of horizontal violence (HV) in three diverse non-affiliated organisations within a single city in the USA. BACKGROUND: Horizontal violence, also called workplace bullying or lateral violence, is a long-standing nursing issue. METHOD: Content analysis was used to analyse open-format textual responses from 126 registered nurses. RESULTS: A powerful collective story emerged from nurses' shared experiences with HV, describing the characters and the setting in which HV and its consequences exist...
July 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
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