Verbal abuse of nurses by physicians in a private sector setting.

@article{Joubert2005VerbalAO,
  title={Verbal abuse of nurses by physicians in a private sector setting.},
  author={Evelyne Joubert and A du Rand and Neltjie C van Wyk},
  journal={Curationis},
  year={2005},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={39-46}
}
The aim of the study was to determine whether physicians in a private sector setting verbally abuse nurses, and to what extent. A review of the literature showed that verbal abuse by physicians accounts for the highest incidence of aggression towards nurses in health care, and that it is strongly related to turnover rates. It has also been reported in recent studies that within the context of verbally abusive episodes, patient care, work productivity, morale and job satisfaction have been… CONTINUE READING