Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists' Perceptions of Incivility and Bullying by Healthcare Providers in the Clinical Setting

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2020
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Chandler, Holly Anne
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Background and Significance: Limited research exists regarding Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists' (SRNAs’) perceptions of incivility and bullying by healthcare providers in the clinical setting. Outcomes of incivility and bullying include effects on learning, physiological, and psychological needs. Purpose: To explore SRNAs’ perceptions of incivility and bullying by healthcare providers in the clinical setting. Methods: Purposive sampling was utilized to select SRNAs who were full-time second or third-year nurse anesthesia students from nurse anesthesia programs who were actively attending clinical rotations. Private interviews were conducted using semi-structured questions. Data analysis was completed through Tesch’s Eight Steps (Creswell & Poth, 2018), bracketing, member checking, and triangulation. Results: The coding process revealed six themes: 1) educational experiences, 2) professionalism, 3) relationships, 4) coping, 5) health and well-being, and 6) perceived prevalence of incivility and bullying. Conclusions: SRNAs perceive the prevalence of incivility by healthcare providers in the clinical setting to be pervasive. All 10 participants perceived they had experienced incivility by healthcare providers in the clinical setting. SRNAs perceive the prevalence of bullying by healthcare providers in the clinical setting to be common. All participants had witnessed or heard of bullying, while four of the ten had experienced it. Keywords: bullying, incivility, healthcare provider, preceptor, clinical rotation, school of nurse anesthesia, anesthesia services, student registered nurse anesthetist, and certified registered nurse anesthetist
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Higher Education, Health education, Bullying, Incivility, Nurse anesthetists, Healthcare provider, Clinical rotation, Organizational culture
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Chandler, H. A. (2020). Student registered nurse anesthetists' perceptions of incivility and bullying by healthcare providers in the clinical setting. [Doctoral dissertation, Bryan College of Health Sciences].