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Nursing Trends and Salary Survey for 2020
How the pandemic has impacted the nursing workforce
The American Nurse, official journal of the ANA, recently released results from its fourth annual Nursing Trends and Salary Survey for 2020. Here is what respondents said.
Conflicts with Colleagues and Patients
“The bully is given the benefit of the doubt”
How’s the atmosphere in your workplace? The American Nurse’s latest Nursing Trends and Salary Survey finds that bullying and verbal abuse are distressingly common.
Trouble at Work
Fully 39 percent of survey respondents said they’d been verbally assaulted by a colleague and 46 percent said they’d observed such bullying in their workplace. While most nurses who witnessed such incidents said they tried to intervene, only 38 percent reported them, and few of those who did so were happy with the response.
“Too many times managers and supervisors try to give the benefit of the doubt to the bully,” said one respondent.
Thirty-nine percent of those who didn’t report bullying said they feared reprisals.This is of particular concern because managers are sometimes perpetrators; 18 percent of respondents said a manager had bullied or verbally assaulted them. The number of nurses who said they’d been verbally abused at work rose from 35 percent to 39 percent between 2019 and 2020.