Workplace bullying can happen to anyone and across various industries. In the medical field, nurses are also subjected to bullying, not only by doctors but by fellow nurses as well. The issue is fast becoming a major concern, according to Elaine Foster, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Dean of American Sentinel’s graduate nursing programs. It also affects the nurses’ satisfaction about their job, as well as patient safety.
To help address fight workplace bullying, the American Sentinel University will release a four part blog post which will tackle the subject and introduce strategies to resolve being bullied in the work place. This is timely, given findings that Marie Claire reported which stated that around 85 percent of nurses has experienced verbal abuse from a fellow nurse. Experts also estimated that 1 in 3 nurses have considered quitting their jobs because of work place bullies.
The first blog post was already released on September 21 and will run through until October 13.
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