Navigating the Work Environment: Embracing Zero Tolerance for Bullying

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“Sticks and stones might break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” This nursery rhyme couldn’t be further from the truth. Repeated exposure to negative, disruptive behavior can have a significant impact on you, your colleagues and your patients.

What leads to such behavior in the health care environment? When does bad behavior cross the line into bullying or other types of violence? What can nurses do so that their health care organizations respond effectively and decisively to these threats?

Internationally recognized for her work on horizontal violence, Joy Longo, PhD, RNC-NIC will present Navigating the Work Environment: Embracing Zero Tolerance for Bullying for the nursing community. Dr. Longo has conducted extensive research on the phenomenon of disruptive behaviors in nursing and has published on the topic in several nursing journals. An Assistant Professor at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Longo has over two decades of experience working in a neonatal intensive care unit setting as a staff nurse and assistant nurse manager.

Join us for an incisive conversation that will help us all better understand, address and prevent bullying, lateral and horizontal violence in the healthcare environment. After the presentation, there will be time to share your thoughts and questions.

Learning Objectives
  1. Define bullying, lateral violence and horizontal violence.
  2. Discuss what leads to bullying in healthcare
  3. Explain how healthcare organizations may implement zero tolerance policies and enforce them.
Accreditation Statement

1.0 contact hour will be awarded to nurses who successfully complete this activity. Where multiple nurses view the webinar at a single site, all are eligible to receive contact hours for this activity, upon completion of the online evaluation and verification of their attendance at the webinar.

Webinar attendees will receive a link to an online evaluation. The link will be provided at the end of the webinar and also by e-mail to the person that registered, who can distribute that link to everyone in the room. Each attendee should complete the evaluation separately and confirm that they attended the webinar and earned the contact hours. Once they have completed the online evaluation, they will be able to print out their CE certificate.

The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANCC Provider Number 0023.
ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178.

Navigating the Work Environment: Embracing Zero Tolerance for Bullying provides 1.0 CNE contact hours