Trends and Issues in Nursing and Health Systems

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Subject Area:Health Care

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It can also result in absenteeism and reduced rates of RN recruitment as well as the retention. This abusive behavior can be informed of threats, use verbal abuse, humiliating behavior or disruption when working that lead to ineffectiveness in the organizations. This paper will explore different articles that explain how workplace bullying and violence among the healthcare workers has emerged to be a persistent phenomenon in healthcare. According to the article “The star," it outlines how the workplace violence in Canada has been a dangerous profession in the healthcare. Nurses come across violent patients, but they do not report the case since they fear either the inaction or retribution. Following the attacks, Toronto East General has come up with measures that will help the nurses in their work.

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This includes "flagging" system which involves the patient having a blue wristband that will enable the nurses to be cautious when they come across such a patient. The nurses as well wear a personal communication device which allows them to get emergency help when attacked. Moreover, the hospital management installed 360 security cameras and trained nurses on the defensive mechanism. According to the British Journal of nursing “by Wilson Janet, it illustrates the bullying behaviors encountered by nurses and health-staffs in the UK and other nations. Wilson (2016) outline the major impact of bullying to be victims feeling insecure, isolated, insecure and not valued. Additionally, they may feel vulnerable, powerless and vulnerable to an issue that makes them less productive. These nurses at some point feel either incompetent or incapable of carrying out their job effectively which keep the patient at risk.

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Following the challenges in the workplace, some of the staffs end up resigning the job. From the research, the major cause of bullying is as a result of ranked management and employees not having adequate empowerment. In all the organizations, nurses are the first people to interact with violent patients. Thus, the stress and harassment they encounter from their working environment may make them develop physiological problems. Concerning the organization, workplace violence and bullying have led to an increase in the rate of absenteeism, low productivity, decrease in morale, extra recruitment cost and increase in the sick leave. In response to workplace violence and intimidation, a large number of nurses face a quite number of challenges while working. Injuries, increased overtime rate, extra workload, illness, and burnout are some of the issues that trigger violence and bullying in healthcare.

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The organization as well has to participate in stopping violence by starting some projects, guidelines, studies, and initiatives. Currently, all these projects have been established at the local, federal levels, territorial and regional level with the aim of starting and maintaining an environment free from violence. In my opinion, responses to solve the issue of violence and bullying in health care, remain unreported. The incidence of cases concerning violence and bullying continue rising while the challenges to the execution of sound policies persevere. In regards to abolishing the behavior of bullying in the healthcare, the target could be by improving care connections by increasing both the responsiveness and understanding to the staff members and the patient. Other factors such as student undergoing bullying in university a behavior adopted by their mentors as well as their staffs should be acknowledged by safety committees, recipients as well as the perpetrators.

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