· Do you feel bullying or horizontal violence is an issue in the clinical environment? Why or why not?
First of all, I was not really sure what horizontal violence was so to clarify, horizontal violence, often referred to as lateral violence or workplace bullying, is defined as non-physical, hostile, aggressive, and damaging behavior directed at a coworker or group of coworkers, expressed through attitudes, actions, words, and/or behaviors (Horizontal Violence, 2020). Making snarky, insulting, or caustic remarks are examples of this conduct.
I believe this is a huge issue in the clinical environment and the worst part is that I feel it is only getting worse. Most recently I have experienced staff members being extremely rude to travel nurses just because they make more money and the staff nurses are jealous.
· Discuss how the nurse mentor can promote professional socialization in the workplace.
Mentoring and precepting serve to facilitate a smooth transition by promoting professional socialization. Effective mentorship, which includes role-playing, reflection exercises, and debriefing, allows the transferring nurse to reach his or her full potential in the new workplace (Bellucci & Misher, n.d.). The mentor and manager must create a learning environment that fosters a just culture, is favorable to learning, and assists newly recruited nurses in achieving targeted clinical outcomes (Bellucci & Misher, n.d.).
Bellucci, N., & Misher, S. (n.d.). What can we do to promote professional socialization in nursing? Journal of Nursing. Retrieved December 14, 2021, from https://rn-journal.com/journal-of-nursing/what-can-we-do-to-promote-professional-socialization-in-nursing.
Horizontal violence “alive and well” in nursing. (2020). Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 26(3), 24.
· Bullying among nurses is a well-known issue with serious ramifications for nurses, patients, and healthcare organizations. Bullying in the workplace is a severe problem in the nursing profession. (Homayuni et al., 2021) The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified workplace bullying as a severe threat to nurses’ health and well-being around the world, emphasizing the importance of minimizing workplace violence as a top goal. (Homayuni et al., 2021)In nurses, being bullied is linked to symptoms of despair, anxiety, and discomfort. (Homayuni et al., 2021) Furthermore, workplace bullying can cause spectator coworkers to become stressed and dissatisfied with their jobs. (Homayuni et al., 2021) These implications can have significant ramifications for healthcare organizations and the quality of care they deliver since they can lower the quantity of nursing staff and impose additional and significant expenditures in terms of staff replacement and recruitment. (Homayuni et al., 2021)
· As nurse leaders battle to recruit and retain nursing staff, the issue of nurse-to-nurse bullying in the workplace has gotten a lot of attention. (Rocker, 2008) Despite the knowledge that workplace bullying is undesirable and that healthcare managers are obliged to provide a respectful work environment for nurses, workplace bullying nevertheless exists among nurses. (Rocker, 2008) The person who is being bullied is an important person to stop. (Rocker, 2008) When these victims of nurse-to-nurse bullying decide they’ve had enough of “going to war every day,” they’ll need help from both inside and outside the organization to stay optimistic while dealing with workplace bullies. (Rocker, 2008) The nurse’s ability to stop bullying can be aided by both assistance and counseling. (Rocker, 2008)