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You must read both articles in order to complete the test

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The first article in this 2-part series explores the changes and the things that have remained the same over the past 30 years with respect to workplace violence. Although there have been organizational and legislative initiatives to curb this phenomenon, violence against and within the healthcare workforce continues. The author addresses the dichotomy between the goal of safe patient care and the safety of those who care for patients. In this second article, the authors explore the role of traditional education as a contributing factor to bullying across disciplines. In addition to academic curricula, the author identified practice culture, gender bias and power dynamics as other factors promoting to bullying.

Purpose of Activity

To provide information on workplace bullying and violence (WPV) and to discuss factors contributing to a culture of bullying across health care and to identify initiatives addressing it.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Explain the incidence and scope of WPV.
  2. Identify the organizational impact, implications for interprofessional practice, and recommendations to prevent or mitigate the effects of WPV.
  3. Describe traditional professional educational practices as they contribute to bullying.
  4. Identify how changes to educational programming and new regulations may impact practice culture.
Price: $17.95


  • NASW 1.5 CH

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886708055-4869) for 1.5 Social Work continuing education contact hours.

Professions: Social Worker
Test Code: PCM0816SW
Published: Jun 2016
Expires: 4/30/2020
Passing Score: 16/20 (80%)
Authors: Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP