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Nursing hierarchy injects bullying and harshness into the workplace: study

Student nurses verbally abused and left to carry the can by their senior colleagues

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Nurses are often referred to as the backbone of the health-care system, but trainee nurses in public hospitals are often left with feelings of neglect, anxiety and discouragement, a new study has revealed.

This has nothing to do with the amount of work that they have to do. Their  negative feelings emanate from ill-treatment by senior colleagues who are meant to be their role models.

The University of Johannesburg conducted the research to find out what student nurses’ experiences are of professional nurses they work with. It found that many senior nurses displayed negative attitudes towards teaching and understanding nursing students’ needs. ..

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