In Canada, 44 per cent of female nurses and 50 per cent of male nurses report being exposed to hostility or conflict from people they work with, according to the 2005 National Survey of the Work and Health of Nurses. The survey was conducted by Statistics Canada in partnership with Health Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
Twelve per cent of the RNs, licensed practical nurses and registered psychiatric nurses who responded to the survey experienced emotional abuse from co-workers; however, experts in the field say that percentage is likely vastly under-reported. “It’s a problem at every single level of the entire profession,” says Kathleen Bartholomew, a Seattle-based RN and the author of Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility: Why Nurses Eat Their Young and Each Other.
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