Mobbing experienced by general nurses and related factors: a scoping review

Klára Václavíková, Radka Kozáková
2021 Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery  
Aim: The objective of the study was to describe and analyze up-to-date knowledge of the mobbing experienced by general nurses, and factors related to it. Design: Scoping review. Methods: Only full-text primary research papers published in English between 1990-2019 were included in the scoping review. Freely accessible and licensed databases (CINAHL, EBSCOhost, Web of Science, Scopus, ProQuest, and Wiley online Library) were used to retrieve information. Results: The literature review indicated
more » ... hat mobbing is a frequently researched phenomenon, in particular over the previous ten years. General nurses are a group acutely at risk of mobbing. Mobbed nurses show serious physical and mental health disorders. Higher levels of anxiety and depression were reported. As a result of mobbing, labor productivity decreases, sickness rates increase, and nurses' personal lives are disrupted. Conclusion: Mobbing is a society-wide negative phenomenon that influences individuals' working and personal lives, has a negative impact on individuals' health, and concurrently has a negative impact on the operations of the organizations occurs. Prevention would appear to be the most effective means of counteracting mobbing.
doi:10.15452/cejnm.2020.11.0024 fatcat:uct3g4bmrzbpbdkuo4jeivxzlm