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Furthermore, it could also interfere with the health and safety of the individual involved. There are also various terms which can be used to refer to bullying such as horizontal hostility, aggression or incivility (PhiladeBlack, & Chitty, 2014).
Bullying is hard to determine as how prevalent it is as most of it is never reported; recognized or documented when it occurs. More than a sixth of nurses experience bullying at the work place. About 90% of the nurses have also experienced incivility from their co-workers. Moresore, new nurses may also be at higher risk of experiencing bullying from the other nurses. In addition, bullying occurs among men and women nurses, it is alleged that about 61% of men bully their fellow men while 39% of women nurses bully their fellow women. Males tend to use physical means of bullying while females use more cerebral means such defamation, humiliation and betrayal of trust.
Bullying in the nursing profession can be done by the management or the nurses. Some of the actions that signify bullying include constant criticism (despite a nurse trying to learn a new procedure or do a task in an exemplary manner the supervisor is never pleased and criticizes every move the nurse takes), denial of promotions and vacations (the nurse is not allowed to attend any event that matters to her or be promoted when she deserves), being shouted at and intimidated (despite of having excellent professional qualification and skills the nurse is taken as incompetent and is still degraded. Her work is undermined and she is given demeaning comments by the supervisors for the work she has done), and being assigned hard tasks (she is given tasks that she cannot comfortably perform, failure to do so, she will be humiliated among other nurses). Other actions of bullying in the nursing profession include, inappropriate joking at the nurses expense, verbal abuse, withholding of needed information about work or
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This paper aims to reveal that rampant school violence which have plagued the country in recent years have mainly been caused by bullying. As such, different examples and high-profile cases of school violence will be examined to provide a solid grounding on how bullying contributes to the proliferation of violence in schools. The analysis provided in this paper will also enable us to make sense out of why most children and young adolescent engage in bullying.
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