Nurse Manager Recognized for Research on Bullying

Shelley Hagan with bullying research posterHFH Nurse Manager Shelley Hagan was awarded second place by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) for her research that explored nurses' insights and experiences of bullying in the workplace in the U.S. and in Canada. The research was to also explore the impact that disruptive behavior has on nurses as well. Hagan's goal was to simply find out how to produce a better work environment for nurses.

To help produce results for this study, many nurses shared their experiences of disruptive behavior in the workplace. The research showed that disruptive behavior is a familiar trait seen by nurses. They want to see a change. Not only for them, but for the quality of care of individuals they care for.

Hagan's hope is that her research can help not only her and her peers but those across the world. She feels there should be a proactive approach from leadership to address this problem in the workplace.

Hagan's poster was on display at the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2018 in New Orleans.