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Incivility and Bullying


Workplace bullying and incivility are long‐standing problems directly affecting nurses and negatively influencing all healthcare system stakeholders, including patients, nurses, other providers, and the public. Nurse bullying has been a phenomenon of concern for the past century (Castronova, Pullizzi, & Evans, 2016). A 1909 editorial in The New York Times described bullying by head nurses, including behaviors directed at patients, nursing students, and staff (Rose‐Seeker, 1909).