Verbal Abuse From Nurse Colleagues and Work Environment of Early Career Registered Nurses

Source: Wendy Budin, Carol Brewer, Christine T. Kovner, Ying-Yu Chao, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Early View, 2013

Verbal abuse against nurses in the workplace, including abuse by other nurses, is both common and well-documented. The negative effects of that abuse and the adverse impact on patient care are also well-documented. Now, a study of newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs) finds that nurses who are verbally abused by nursing colleagues report lower job satisfaction, unfavorable perceptions of their work environment, and greater intent to leave their current job….Intimidating and disruptive aggressive behaviors in the nursing workplace such as bullying, harassment, and verbal abuse contribute to medical errors, poor patient outcomes, and nurse turnover….
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