Canadian Nurse Bullying Analytical Essay by Quality Writers

Canadian Nurse Bullying
This paper is a policy analysis directed at the problem of bullying nurses.
# 103836 | 2,820 words | 9 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper addresses bullying in the Canadian nursing environment, noting that the challenges of bullying, harassment and other forms of intimidation by one nurse towards others are taking place in the context of the nursing shortage and a continually declining workforce. The author points out that bullying can have a profound effect on whether students and new nurses continue to pursue nursing as a lifelong career or leave scarred and embittered. The paper relates that the policy of choice is legislated zero tolerance and that the success of the policy depends on the inclusion of an education component. The paper also warns that, because senior nurses would be the first obstruction encountered in implementing anti-nurse-bullying policies, health care organizations may be in opposition to this reform as employee losses may occur during the implementation period.

Table of Contents:
Political Analysis
Political Setting
Changes in Contextual Factors
Evaluation of Stakeholders
Distribution of Power
Strategic Plan

From the Paper:

"Coalition building initially at the provincial level between nurse organizations and other health care-related groups, community interest groups, hospitals and "pro" political figures such as the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the different commissioners of the Ontario (and Canadian) Human Rights Commission should not be taken lightly as it is a critical goal for both government entities to back the proposal. Using organizations mentioned previously with established political connections to the Ministry of Health and the Commission as a means to establish new activities that specifically look at discrimination concerns would be a prudent approach."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Beyea, S. (2004). Intimidation in health care settings and patient safety. Association of Operating Room Nurses Journal, 80 (1), 115-116.
  • Canadian Nurses Association [CNA]. (2002). Code of ethics for registered nurses. Retrieved April 17, 2007 from
  • Duchscher JE, Cowin LS. (2003). The experience of marginalization in new nursing graduates. Nurs Outlook, 52(6), 289-96. Retrieved April 17, 2007 from the PubMed database.
  • Government of Ontario. (2004). Human rights at work. Retrieved April 17, 2007 from
  • Hutchinson M, Vickers M, Jackson D, Wilkes L. (2006). Workplace bullying in nursing: towards a more critical organizational perspective. Nurs Inq., 13(2), 118-26. Retrieved April 17, 2007 from the PubMed database.

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MLA Format

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