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Restorative approaches to workplace bullying: Educating nurses towards shared responsibility.

Hutchinson, Marie
June 4, 2015

Source: (2009) Contemporary Nurse. 32(1–2): 147–155.

This paper summarises what is known about bullying in the nursing workplace and approaches
currently employed to address the problem. Synthesising the available evidence it is identifi ed that
restorative approaches which seek to foster shared responsibility and positively infl uence group norms
are underdeveloped. Based upon the principles of restorative justice this approach seeks to foster
active responsibility for addressing bullying by building pro-social workplace relationships. Given the
importance of socialisation processes in mediating and sustaining bullying among nurses, restorative
approaches are proposed as a strategy that can be employed in nursing education to address bullying. (author’s abstract)


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