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Donna Krasowski

Donna Krasowski MN, BScN, RN works with concerned healthcare organizations to help reduce the costs associated with workplace bullying. Donna developed targeted workshops that give participants the skills needed to improve their work environment, increase patient safety and quality of care and reduce the fiscal consequences of workplace bullying.  Overall, Donna is committed to transforming the healthcare environment into a healthy place to work and receive care.  www.stophealthcarebullying.com

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All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours. This course is accredited by the following boards:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.

Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, South Carolina, and West Virginia Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  

Provider approved by the California Department of Public Health, Nurse Aide Certification (NAC) #7046.  This document must be retained by the certified nurse assistant for a period of four years after the course completion. Provider approved by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing Assistive Personnel, Florida Board of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants; CE Broker CE Provider #: 50-13256.   
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Healthcare Bullying Solutions

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Healthcare Bullying Solutions
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states  recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

Healthcare Workplace Bullying Solutions

Many healthcare workers are subjected to bullying from co-workers, managers, physicians and/or clients. Bullying occurs in all sectors of health care and is a significant, under-reported occupational health and safety issue. Bullying has a profound effect on targets, witnesses, clients, health-care organizations and bullies themselves. Zero-tolerance for workplace violence policies exist, however, these policies are often not enforced.

Healthcare workers have a responsibility to learn to successfully deal with bullying on a personal level and to help transform the healthcare environment into a safe place to work and receive care. Bully-free organizations will see a reduction in costs and an improvement in patient safety.  This course is designed to assist staff recognize and successfully deal with healthcare workplace bullying. 


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Differentiate bullying from other forms of negative workplace behavior.
  2. Discuss why bullying is so prevalent in the healthcare environment.
  3. List characteristics that are common to targets and bullies.
  4. Recognize bullying behaviors.
  5. Identify the consequences of bullying.
  6. Practice strategies for successfully dealing with bullying.


Chapter 1: Workplace Bullying
  • Definition of Terms
  • Bullying
  • Harassment
  • Workplace incivility
  • Workplace violence
  • Horizontal violence
  • Cyber-bullying
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • The Joint Commission’s Anti-bullying Regulations
Chapter 2: Bullying in Healthcare
  • Factors that contribute to the prevalence of Healthcare Bullying
  • Statistics
  • Oppressed group theory
  • Workplace demographics
  • Lack of knowledge
  • Professional cannibalism
  • Scope of practice
  • Workplace issues
  • Client and family responses to illness
  • Administrative issues
  • Organizational issues
  • Under-reporting 
  • Who are the Bullies in the Healthcare Setting?
Chapter 3: Characteristics of Bullies
  • Theories about Bullying
  • Characteristics of Bullies
Chapter 4: Characteristics of Targets
  • Characteristics of Targets
  • Changes Resulting from Bullying
Chapter 5: Bullying Behaviors
  • Non-bullying Negative Workplace Behaviors
  • Constructive criticism of work performance
  • Workplace tension
  • Workplace incivility
  • Isolated incidents
  • Common Bullying Behaviors in the Healthcare Workplace
  • Bullying Behaviors
    • Behaviors directed toward the target personally
    • Work related behaviors
Chapter 6: Consequences of Bullying
  • The Target
  • Physical effects
  • Psychological effects
  • Financial effects
  • Relationship effects
  • Career effects
  • Witnesses
  • Workplace Environment
  • Patient Safety
  • Healthcare Organizations
  • Healthcare Professions
  • The Bully
Chapter 7: What to Do If You Are Being Bullied
  • Strategies to Successful Deal with Bullying
  • Self-Care
  • Ineffective Strategies
  • Determine if you are being bullied 
  • Be prepared
  • Document
  • Bully journal
  • Assertiveness
  • Assertive body language
  • Assertive behaviors
  • Assertive responses
  • Reporting Bullying
Chapter 8: Resources

Chapter 9: What to Do If You Witness Bullying
  • What you can do
Chapter 10: What If You Are a Workplace Bully
  • What to do if you are Accused of Bullying
  • Are you a Workplace Bully?
    • If the complaint is legitimate
    • If the complaint is unfounded
Chapter 11: Stakeholder Responsibilities
  • Senior Management
  • Front-line Managers
  • Staff
  • Clients and Families
  • Government Agencies
  • Unions
  • Regulatory Bodies
  • Healthcare Educators
  • How can you Help Prevent Workplace Bullying?
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