Workplace Bullying Among Pediatric Nurses: Its Relationship to Children Exposure to Some Adverse Events and Parents Satisfaction

Amal Abderazik Fathalla, Rehab Abd Allah Nassar


Background: Workplace bullying especially in healthcare setting and among nurses is a widespread and serious problem. A number of countries including Egypt have increasingly been focusing on exploring this problem in order to prevent its negative implications on the victim’s health and work performance. The purpose of this study was to determine relationship between workplace bullying among pediatric nurses and children exposure to some adverse events and parents satisfaction. A correlational research design was used. The study was conducted at hemodialysis unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatrics Department. A convenience sample of 118 staff nurses and random sample of 100 children parents were assigned from the previously mentioned settings. Three tools were used: Workplace Bullying Behaviors Scale, Parent's Satisfaction Questionnaire and Children Adverse Events Scale. The results of this study showed that, the highest percentage of the studied nurses in different studied areas had moderate level of workplace bullying behavior's exposure (61.0%), children had moderately level of exposure to some adverse events (61.9%) as reported by the studied staff nurses' and the highest percentage of the studied parents have moderately level of satisfaction of nursing care that was provided to their children (45%). The study concluded that, there was a positive relationship between the exposure of the nurses to the behaviors of bullying and the exposure of children to the adverse events. Also, there was a negative correlation between the exposure of nurses to bullying behavior and the level of parents 'satisfaction with the care given to their children. So, it was recommended that identifying behaviors of bullying and raising awareness of bullying behavior in society should be the first step in the solution. Subsequently, in-service training programs on bullying behaviors in all pediatric units should be designed and implemented to improve the knowledge and practices of nurses to control and prevent bullying in the workplace.

Keywords: Workplace Bullying, children adverse events, and Parents Satisfaction

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/58-07

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