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Interventions for coping with bullying need further investigation and should be built into nursing curricula
  1. Jiyeon Kang
  1. Department of Nursing, Dong-A University, Busan, Republic of Korea
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jiyeon Kang, Department of Nursing, Dong-A University, Busan 49315, The Republic of Korea; jykang{at}dau.ac.kr

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Commentary on: Courtney-Pratt H, Pich J, Levett-Jones T, et al. “I was yelled at, intimidated and treated unfairly”: nursing students’ experiences of being bullied in clinical and academic settings. J Clin Nurs 2017. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13983.

Implications for practice and research

  • Clinical and academic settings need to cooperate to create a structure that allows students to report and efficiently deal with bullying experiences.

  • The interventions for coping with bullying need further investigation and should be built into nursing curricula.

Context

Bullying among nurses and nursing students is a matter of interest and controversy and the focus of several studies. Bullying results in a negative culture that threatens the ethics of nursing professionals and causes burnout or turnover among nurses.1 Therefore, we must seriously consider measures to prevent this. Unlike previous studies that focused on bullying in clinical situations, Courtney-Pratt et al’s study has …

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