Bullying in Health Care Professions (Webinar T7016)
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Eastern Standard Time
John Banja, PhD
The fee is $195 for one connection with unlimited participants. For each additional line/connection there will be an additional charge.
Lateral violence or “bullying” among nurses is thought to be a very common phenomenon. It is typically characterized by senior level or veteran nurses abusing peers or other nurses who occupy lesser positions of power in the organizational hierarchy. Examples of bullying can range from a disrespectful glance or remark to surreptitious behavior that seeks to destroy another nurse’s career. Nurses who claimed they were bullied have reported unrelenting condemnation of their work; consistently being given difficult assignments without necessary resources; and even feeling their careers were being actively conspired against by other nurses.
The toll this takes on nursing personnel and their health care organizations can be considerable. The literature reports that bullied nurses frequently suffer serious psychological and physical damage, and their care of patients could be compromised. Additionally, if they choose to quit their positions, this can result in considerable financial loss to their clinics and hospitals who have to spend money to recruit their replacements.
This presentation will survey the nursing literature examining the nature and suggested causes of lateral violence in nursing; its personal and organizational effects or repercussions; and conclude with some suggestions that seek to remediate the problem.
Continuing Education Credits:
Georgia Hospital Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Approved for 1.0 Contact Hour.
The Georgia Hospital Association is an approved provider of nursing home administrator credits as a professional trade association in long term care under Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 393-13-.02, (1)(a). Approved for 1.0 Contact Hour in Professional Development/Integrity.
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