Bullying Journal of Nursing

Using Emotional Intelligence to Combat Nurse Bullying

Using Emotional Intelligence to Combat Nurse Bullying

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Nurse bullying and incivility is an epidemic happening in all settings, including among nursing leaders. Many nurses admitted to being bullied in the workplace. The American Nurses Association defines nurse bullying as "repeated, unwanted harmful actions intended to humiliate, offend and cause distress in the recipient," calling it "a very serious issue that threatens patient safety, RN safety, and the nursing profession as a whole." Bullying and incivility contribute to decreased employee and patient satisfaction scores, increased nurse turnover rates, psychological and physical distress, and a lack of motivation and engagement. Bullying can be overt, such as verbal criticism, name-calling, and insults. Indirect bullying can be rumors, gossip, and sabotage.

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Nurses Eat Their Young; An Insight Into Systematic Hazing and its Implications on Patient Care

Nurses Eat Their Young; An Insight Into Systematic Hazing and its Implications on Patient Care

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I am a nursing student that worked as a CNA for six years. I was inspired to write this from my own experiences that I have encountered while working in the field of nursing.

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Why Do Nurses Eat Their Young?

Why Do Nurses Eat Their Young?

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This article discusses issues related to new nurses regarding bullying and how the problem can be solved.

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Let’s get rid of the “bad apples”

Let’s get rid of the “bad apples”

Tags: behavior bullying Incivility Lateral Violence leadership nursing leadership organizational Intervention stress violence

One of the most stressful challenges of the nurses working environment has become working among our own colleagues. Terms such as “Incivility”, “Bullying”, and “Lateral Violence” are now included among our long list of stressful issues nurses face each and every day. These terms include behavior that is undesirable for any institution and is counterproductive in any environment. Undesirable behaviors can involve not only nurses but any employee in an institution including that administration. The effects it has on nursing can be detrimental to the entire profession and even cause many to leave the profession of nursing altogether. We must begin to address this issue with specific interventions and we must do it now for it can and will taint the image of nurses who are smiling at work, providing caring, compassion, and good rapport with their fellow colleagues and have an investment in the organization to do well.

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Hurray for the Millennial Nurses!

Hurray for the Millennial Nurses!

Tags: bullying education graduates horizontal violence Nurse Educator violence work environment

This article discusses horizontal violence in the field of nursing and how we as educators can provide them with the skills to create a more civil work environment.

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Reducing Lateral Violence: A humanistic educational approach

Reducing Lateral Violence: A humanistic educational approach

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We’ve all witnessed it: the gossip, backbiting, and bullying that too often occurs in the nursing workplace. Lateral violence (LV), also known as horizontal violence or workplace bullying, consists of behaviors including “bullying, intimidation, sarcasm, back-stabbing, criticism, exclusion, and various forms of unequal treatment”. LV has been a topic of ongoing topic of concern in nursing for many years and is particularly prevalent in female dominated professions. LV is often attributed to oppression theory, which states that nurses are an oppressed group because they are deemed less important than others (such as medical practitioners); therefore, nurses often lack autonomy and control over their profession which results in powerlessness and displaced aggression towards other nurses.

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