‘Nurturing their Own’ or ‘Eating their Young’? Fostering Students’ capacity to address Nurse Bullying Behaviors

Title‘Nurturing their Own’ or ‘Eating their Young’? Fostering Students’ capacity to address Nurse Bullying Behaviors
Faculty/College/UnitApplied Science
StatusActive
Duration1 Year
Initiation04/01/2019
Project Summary

The prevalence of bullying witnessed or experienced by nursing students is both alarming and unacceptable. Anecdotal and literature evidence indicates that sometimes as high as 90% of students are exposed to bullying. Experiencing bullying has been linked to lowered self-esteem, a lack of commitment to the profession, lowered performance and motivation, as well as attrition, decreased patient safety, adverse effects on nurses’ mental and physical health, and the perpetuation of bullying behaviours by those previously bullied.

Active, embodied learning opportunities enable students and other stakeholders to better understand bullying interactions, to empathize with those involved, as well as allowing them to develop their confidence and competence to manage bullying. To this end, a group of faculty and students will develop a ‘Train-the-Trainer’ video, Forum Theatre Workshops, Cognitive Rehearsal scripts, electronic manuals, and a series of 360-degree simulation videos.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2019/2020
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorKatherine O'Flynn-Magee
Year 1: Funded Amount48,873
Year 1: Team Members

Katherine O'Flynn-Magee, Senior Instructor, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Patricia (Paddy) Rodney, Associate Professor, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science / Faculty Associate, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics
Tom Scholte, Professor, Film and Theatre, Faculty of Arts
Ranjit Dhari, Instructor, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Lynne Esson, Lecturer, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Agnes Choi, Nursing Undergraduate Student
Caryn Dooner, Nursing Undergraduate Student
Alanna Griffin, Nursing Undergraduate Student
Kirsten Larsen, Nursing Undergraduate Student