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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/290996
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Workplace Bullying: More Than Eating Our Young
Author(s):
Townsend, Terri L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Terri L. Townsend, MA, RN, CCRN, CVRN, buddy2509@comcast.net
Abstract:

Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013

The playground bully who used physical means to demonstrate superiority has grown up, using social and psychological means to create hostility and fear. Bullying may be termed horizontal hostility, hazing, relational aggression, lateral violence, or workplace incivility.  Bullying destroys unit morale and jeopardizes patient safety.  With approximately 60% of nurses leaving their first job within six months because of bullying, the costs are high, both from a financial standpoint as well as the emotional standpoint from staff members. In addition, bullying can lead to poor communication, lack of teamwork, and inadequate staffing, as victims of bullying have a 50% higher absentee rate. Bullying victims may suffer stress-related health problems, such as nausea, headache, insomnia, anxiety, depression, weight changes, and alcohol and drug abuse. In Canada, one in seven adult suicides results from workplace bullying. Bullying affects bystanders as well, making them wonder if they’ll be the bully’s next victim. Students often experience bullying during the classroom and clinical settings, from hospital staff as well as faculty members. Common bullying behaviors are examined, as well as the culture of bullying in a unit or institution.  In order to break the bullying cycle, institutions must develop zero-tolerance policies and create a culture where healthy behaviors thrive. The Center for American Nurses and The Joint Commission, AACN, as well as other nursing professional organizations published position statements against violence and incivility. Learning to identify bullying behaviors and healthy ways to respond to them are discussed, and case studies involving bullies in the workplace are presented. The Healthy Work Environment Standard of True Collaboration is emphasized to create major culture changes and zero tolerance policies that promote positive relationships among nurses.
Keywords:
Bullying; Lateral violence; Eating our young
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWorkplace Bullying: More Than Eating Our Youngen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTownsend, Terri L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsTerri L. Townsend, MA, RN, CCRN, CVRN, buddy2509@comcast.neten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/290996-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013</p>The playground bully who used physical means to demonstrate superiority has grown up, using social and psychological means to create hostility and fear. Bullying may be termed horizontal hostility, hazing, relational aggression, lateral violence, or workplace incivility.&nbsp; Bullying destroys unit morale and jeopardizes patient safety.&nbsp; With approximately 60% of nurses leaving their first job within six months because of bullying, the costs are high, both from a financial standpoint as well as the emotional standpoint from staff members. In addition, bullying can lead to poor communication, lack of teamwork, and inadequate staffing, as victims of bullying have a 50% higher absentee rate. Bullying victims may suffer stress-related health problems, such as nausea, headache, insomnia, anxiety, depression, weight changes, and alcohol and drug abuse. In Canada, one in seven adult suicides results from workplace bullying. Bullying affects bystanders as well, making them wonder if they&rsquo;ll be the bully&rsquo;s next victim. Students often experience bullying during the classroom and clinical settings, from hospital staff as well as faculty members. Common bullying behaviors are examined, as well as the culture of bullying in a unit or institution.&nbsp; In order to break the bullying cycle, institutions must develop zero-tolerance policies and create a culture where healthy behaviors thrive. The Center for American Nurses and The Joint Commission, AACN, as well as other nursing professional organizations published position statements against violence and incivility.<b> </b>Learning to identify bullying behaviors and healthy ways to respond to them are discussed, and case studies involving bullies in the workplace are presented. The Healthy Work Environment Standard of&nbsp;True Collaboration is emphasized to create major culture changes and zero tolerance policies that promote positive relationships among nurses.en_GB
dc.subjectBullyingen_GB
dc.subjectLateral violenceen_GB
dc.subjectEating our youngen_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:25:37Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:25:37Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
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