When staff are unable or unprepared to tackle challenging interpersonal situations, many revert to silence or violence which continue to perpetuate the issue (Paterson, Grenny, McMillan, & Switzler, 2011; Thompson, 2013). Frustrations and tempers rise which is a leading cause of nurse burnout (Wolf, Perhats, Delao, & Clark, 2016). Patient care outcomes are negatively affected, and an overall decreased job performance is noticed (Copanitsanou, Fotos, & Brokalaki, 2017; Laschinger, 2014; Spence Laschinger, 2014). These issues have been frequently discussed within the literature and awareness of the problem has risen (Castronovo, Pullizzi, & Evans, 2016; Coile, 2016; Edmonson, Bolick, & Lee, 2017; Fleming, 2016; Giorgi et al., 2016; Granstra, 2015; Manton, 2017; Wilson, 2016; Wolf, Perhats, Clark, Moon, & Zavotsky, 2017), however the cycle of bullying and violence continues.
Workplace bullying is a long-standing issue that is damaging to individuals and to workplaces as wholes, worldwide. This session will involve interactive discussion among scholars from across the globe. It is intended to facilitate scholarly brainstorming that can foster development of potential research ideas that will benefit from national and international collaboration. Because it is a global nursing issue, workplace bullying warrants focused scholarly investigation and dialogue. STTI provides the perfect forum to bring together key informants to identify research priorities which include intervention research and identify possible funding streams and agree timelines for proposal development. This interactive discussion will attempt to gather together nursing scholars to brainstorm possibilities of working together to develop or extend research that is currently ongoing.
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