Bullying or mobbing are terms that are associated with workplace violence. The American Nurses Association has published a position paper on this subject and urges the adoption of a zero tolerance for work place bullying or mobbing.


Read one of the two articles listed below. 


Lachman, V.D. (2014).  Ethical issues in the disruptive behaviors of incivility, bullying, and horizontal/lateral violence. MEDSURG NURSING, 23 (1). Retrieved from

http://eds.a.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=3&sid=6ae53e87-87d5-486f-9c77-f3c9b79ac04e@sessionmgr4009&thePreGuestLoginUrl=/eds/detail/detail (Links to an external site.)


The Joint Commission’s: Sentinel Event Alert: Behaviors that undermine a culture of safety (2008).

Retrieved from:

http://www.jointcommission.org/SentinelEvents/SentinelEventAlert/sea_ (Links to an external site.)


Discuss how intimidating or disruptive behaviors compromises the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and/or patient safety.  Use examples from the article that you choose to support your discussion.  Ask a question about your topic for your classmates to respond to.  


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