Workplace bullying in nursing: a problem that can't be ignored

Medsurg Nurs. Sep-Oct 2009;18(5):273-6.

Abstract

Workplace bullying is a serious problem affecting nursing. Abusive workplaces result in lack of job satisfaction, poor retention, and adverse patient outcomes. The purpose of this article is to present the history of this problem in nursing and offer potential solutions.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • American Nurses' Association
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Burnout, Professional* / prevention & control
  • Burnout, Professional* / psychology
  • Communication
  • Hostility
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations*
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
  • Nursing Staff* / organization & administration
  • Nursing Staff* / psychology
  • Nursing, Supervisory / organization & administration
  • Occupational Health* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Occupational Health* / statistics & numerical data
  • Organizational Culture
  • Social Behavior*
  • Social Support
  • United States
  • Workplace* / organization & administration
  • Workplace* / psychology