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.

 

Directions:

Read one of the two articles listed below. 

Meires, J. (2018). Workplace Incivility. The Essentials: Here’s What You Need to Know about Bullying In Nursing. Urologic Nursing38(2), 95–        98. https://doi.org/10.7257/1053-816X.2018.38.2.95 (Links to an external site.) To gain free access of the article from Steely Library, use the following Permalink: https://northernkentuckyuniversity.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=129092759&site=eds-live (Links to an external site.)

 

Joint Commission. (2018). Physical and verbal violence against health care workers. Sentinel Event Alert59(1), 1-9. Retrieved from https://psnet.ahrq.gov/issue/physical-and-verbal-violence-against-health-care-workers (Links to an external site.)

 

Answer the following questions in the reflective journal:

1. 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.

2. What are ways the charge nurse may intervene if there is bullying going on in the workplace? Use an article or website to help support your answer. Or, ask your charge nurse or management for advice and if there is a policy on the topic.

3.  What did you learn from the experience that you could use to improve your current practice?

 

 

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