Bullying in a caring profession: reasons, results, and recommendations.

  title={Bullying in a caring profession: reasons, results, and recommendations.},
  author={Barbara Ann Shelton Broome and Shiphrah A Williams-Evans},
  journal={Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services},
  volume={49 10},
The theories of Florence Nightingale and Jean Watson provide a framework for the caring work of nurses. Ironically, this caring profession struggles with bullying. Bullying has both physiological and psychological ramifications for the person being bullied and a negative impact on the organization and patient care. Strategies to address bullying include education, developing codes of acceptable conduct for the workplace, and a zero-tolerance policy. Mental health nurses have a vital role in… CONTINUE READING
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