Bullying In Nursing Research

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Imagine being a newly graduated nurse and landing a job on your dream unit. There is this one nurse who likes to taunts the new nurses. You began to realize that she does things to make you uneasy and you began to feel like the target of workplace bullying. Horizontal Violence has become a newly coined termed to further define the concept of bullying in the workplace. According to Becher and Visovsky (2012), Horizontal Violence is described as “an act of hostility that creates an undesirable work environment that weakens teamwork in the clinical setting”. Managing bullying is the regular assessment of exposures of violence in healthcare facilities. As a junior nursing student I gravitated toward this topic because I will be graduating soon…show more content…
No harm was done to the participants during either of the studies which allowed for the principle of beneficence to be fulfilled. The studies were both congruent when explaining that the study would help design plans to not only determined the causes to workplace bullying, but also explaining the importance of having family and friends to help support those affected by bullying. This satisfied the principle of justice. Respect for person was achieved by allowing the participants to choose whether or not they would like to participate and all results were anonymous. The data was able to find major contributors to workplace bullying and lateral violence. Bullying occurred during long work shifts and was directed towards those who were perceived to be individualistic. Those who had others to support them were less likely to have some form of disturbance to their mental health. The data analysis for both studies was consistent with the level of measurement, study purpose, and research design because it allowed the researchers to see what were the causes of bullying and lateral violence as well as how often and who were the selected targets. Through the questionnaires, researchers were able to analyze whether or not the targets had certain characteristics about themselves or even if bullying altered their mental health. Although both articles help contribute to evidence-based practice, I do believe the article by Karatza, Zyga, Tziaferi, and Prezerakos (2017) was the most pertinent. The study had a more diverse sample size and covered more aspects of bullying and lateral violence than just the characteristics of the suspect. The study focused on mental health, family and friend support, and also finding ways to minimize workplace bullying before it becomes a larger problem. Through the research of Karatza et al., one could
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