Survey: Nurses Feel Bullied at Work

Thirty percent of nurses working in hospitals say they feel bullied at work, according to a recent Jackson Healthcare survey.

Nurses feel bullied by a variety of people, including senior management (13 percent), fellow nurses being cliquey or rude (11 percent), nursing administration and leaders (5 percent) and physicians (5 percent).

Bullying has a marked negative affect on job satisfaction for nurses, according to the survey: nurses who feel bullied are more likely to say their profession has taken a turn for the worse. They are also more likely to say they feel isolated and waste time on tasks others could do.

Addressing this issue can lead to positive outcomes for nurses and the hospital, according to Bob Schlotman, chief marketing officer of Jackson Healthcare. "Maintaining a positive workplace culture in our hospitals not only fosters better job satisfaction, it can also improve a nurse's performance and subsequently, even enhance patient outcomes," he said in a news release.

Survey data is based on responses from 1,333 hospital-based registered nurses.

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