Bullying and the nursing profession in Australia: an integrative review of the literature

Hartin, Peter, Birks, Melanie, and Lindsay, David (2018) Bullying and the nursing profession in Australia: an integrative review of the literature. Collegian, 25 (6). pp. 613-619.

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Abstract

Background: Bullying in nursing remains unacceptable with reports of bullying and harassment increasing.

Aim: This article discusses the current state of knowledge about bullying in the nursing profession in Australia.

Methods: The review was informed by the approach described by Whittemore and Knafl. A literature search was conducted using thefollowing search terms: ‘nurse OR nursing OR nurses’ AND ‘bullying OR bully OR violence OR harassment’ AND ‘Australia’.

Findings: The findings highlight the many ways in which the experience of bullying in the nursing profession can be manifested and the implications for the profession as a whole.

Discussion: The culture, prevalence and impact of bullying described in this paper raises concerns for practitioners, educators and policy makers.

Conclusion: In order to develop effective strategies for both nurses and organisations to address the problem of bullying in nursing in Australia, the contributing factors that allow the problem to persist must first be examined.

Item ID: 54533
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1876-7575
Keywords: Australia; bullying; integrative review; nursing
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2018 Australian College of Nursing Ltd.
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2018 04:47
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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