Nursing Research Study Summary
There are six levels of violence identified among registered nurses including psychological, physical, vertical, horizontal, covert, and overt. The article research by this author was found in the Nursing Forum Journal, titled Levels of violence among nurses in Cape Town public hospitals (Khalil, 2009). Nursing research was done to identify and understand why the nursing profession lets violence happen among nurses within the profession.
Violence among nurses is a culture that has been created and tolerated. This behavior affects team work and peer relationships in the nursing profession. According to Khalil (2009) the violence includes bullying, verbal abuse, gossiping, marginalization, public humiliation, failure to respect other nurses’, privacy, lack of support, being threatened, coerced, forced to keep silent, scapegoating, backstabbing, or negative criticisms. This study shows that lack of effective communication, lack of respect, and lack of anger management training. The author of the study chose the rural community of Cape Town…
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