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Bullying in nursing

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Lowenstein LF (2013) Bullying in nursing and ways of dealing with it. Nursing Times; 109: 11, 22-25

Ludwig F. Lowenstein is Director of Southern England Psychological Services, Allington Manor, Hampshire

THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT

  • The prevalence of bullying in nursing
  • The effect of bullying on individuals
  • How to prevent and combat bullying in the workplace

 

YOU WOULD BE LIKELY TO REFERENCE THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WERE RESEARCHING:

The prevalence and effect of bullying in nursing and the detrimental effect this behaviour has on individuals and the patients they care for.

 

IN WHAT SITUATIONS WILL THIS ARTICLE BE USEFUL FOR ME?

This article would be useful if you were researching the culture of healthcare and wanted to reference bullying within nursing teams.

It may also be useful for helping you to know how to handle bullying, whether this is directed at you or something you witness.

 

QUESTIONS FOR YOUR MENTOR/TUTOR

Is there an anti-bullying policy for this unit?

 

STUDENT NT DECODER

Whistleblowing

The process of escalating concerns to a regulating body or other external organisation, usually after raising concerns internally has not improved the situation. This could be concerns over the safety of patients or witnessing a colleague neglecting their duty of care or practising in a dangerous manner.

 

Sign our Speak Out Safely petition to support a transparent and open NHS. We are calling on the government to implement recommendations from the Francis report that will increase protection for staff who raise concerns about patient care.

 

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