Workplace Bullying in Hospitals Affects Patient Care



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The Home Care Final Rule extends the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime protections to workers who provide essential home care assistance to elderly people and people with illnesses, injuries or disabilities.

Nurses subject to hazing, harassment and bullying are a “significant” factor in the dynamics of patient care, work culture and job retention, according to research from the Emergency Nurses Association.

The study, published in the International Emergency Nursing Journal, used situational analysis to obtain experiences and opinions from 44 nurses.

“Workplace bullying is unfortunately pervasive in emergency nursing to the detriment of patient care,” said Lisa Wolf, PhD, RN, CEN, FAEN, lead researcher and…