The talk will be free and open to the public at 3:30 p.m., October 29, IUPUI. Talk is on hazing in Greek Life and athletics.
The Institute of Medicine recognizes that the workplace environment is a crucial factor in the ability of nurses to provide safe and effective care, and thus interactions that affect the quality and safety of the work environment require exploration.
The purpose of this study was to use situational analysis to develop a grounded theory of workplace bullying as it manifests specifically in the emergency care setting.
This study used a grounded theory methodology called situational analysis. 44 emergency RNs were recruited to participate in one of 4 focus group sessions, which were transcribed in their entirety, and, along with field notes, served as the dataset.
This grounded theory describes the characteristics of human actors and their reactions to conditions in the practice environment that lead to greater or lesser levels of bullying, and the responses to bullying as it occurs in U.S. emergency departments.
Workplace bullying is a significant factor in the dynamics of patient care, nursing work culture, and nursing retention. The impact on patient care cannot be overestimated, both in terms of errors, substandard care, and the negative effects of high turnover of experienced RNs who leave, compounded by the inexperience of newly hired RNs. An assessment of hospital work environments should include nurse perceptions of workplace bullying, and interventions should focus on effective managerial processes for handling workplace bullying. Future research should include testing of the theoretical coherence of the model, and the testing of bullying interventions to determine the effect on workplace environment, nursing intent to leave/retention, and patient outcomes.
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Emergency nursing; Lateral violence; Situational analysis; Workplace bullying
The lawsuit, filed in Lake County Superior Court in September and moved to federal court this week, claims the players grabbed the boy, took him to the shower and sexually assaulted him. The hazing ritual was known to players as “The V” or “The Violation,” according to the suit.
Coaches did not properly supervise players, despite having a coaches’ office in the locker room, the lawsuit claims, and they were aware of past hazing on the team but failed to “take appropriate corrective measures.”
Younger athletes also were left vulnerable by using the same locker rooms as high school players, the lawsuit stated.
The father is seeking unspecified damages.
“We can’t let this continue to happen,” said Hammond attorney Alex Mendoza, representing the student’s father. “The school has to be held responsible for not protecting” him.
The suit names Superintendent Walter Watkins, Clark Principal Robert Wilson, coaches Stefen Hutchins and Marcos Campos, and multiple students in the suit. The Post-Tribune is not naming players, because they are juveniles.
The Juvenile Division of the Lake County Prosecutor’s office declined to say if criminal charges had been filed in the case.
Hazing outrage in Belarus: Remembering Alexander Korzhych, 21
Excerpt from Jamestown.org
Korzhych’s feet were bound with a shoestring and a T-shirt was covering his head. Moreover, he had earlier complained to his parents about hazing. So-called dedovshchina, a particular kind of hazing whereby petty officers and older conscripts mistreat younger draftees, has long been a known scourge of the Soviet army and was apparently inherited by some Armed Forces of the successor states (Tut.by, October 14). Now, dedovshchina is often exacerbated by extortion, whereby younger conscripts are forced to pay a ransom in order to avoid beatings. This practice allegedly flourished in Korzhych’s unit.
Some observers were quick to suggest dedovshchina is so difficult to fight because it is part and parcel of an authoritarian political regime that itself is based on strict hierarchy and expected unconditional subordination of the bottom to the top. A person with damaged willpower and a fear of superiors is easier to manipulate and subjugate (Svaboda.org, October 13). While such an opinion is not without grounds, it may rest on a classic case of spurious correlation. Both dedovshchina and a popular demand for a particular type of top–down leadership may simply (though separately) be integral to the social fabric of some national communities. To be sure, proponents of cultural universalism would militate against this point of view, arguing instead that everybody inherently wants to embrace Western behavioral norms just as much as everybody wants a clean environment. This perspective, however, defies cultural studies. Incidentally, at the October 17 plenary session of the First Belarusian Philosophical Congress, in Minsk (Philosophy.by, October 18), Luca Maria Scarantino, the secretary general of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies, criticized Western universalism by casting doubt on the assertion that all cultures would behave identically if bestowed with freedom (Conference attended by author, October 17).
Returning to Korzhych’s tragic episode, it has generated an unusually broad debate domestically—unusual because his is by no means the first death of a young conscript in Belarus. Indeed, six months ago, Artyom Bastyuk, yet another Belarusian draftee, died under suspicious circumstances (Naviny, October 12); but at that point, no public discussion followed.