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Sustainable Peer Mediation Programs: What Ensures Success or Failure?

  Author Kathryn Turk, M.A.  Communities and cities across the U.S. are experiencing increased violence not just in workplaces, shopping malls, and places of worship, but, unfortunately also in schools (Hart & Gunty, 1997; Johnson, Dudley, Ward & Magnuson, 1995; Pastorino, 1997).  The last 100 years have been labeled the most bloody in history by the United Nations Development Programme; more than 90% of casualties were civilians (Cheldelin, Druckman, Fast, & Clements, 2003).  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2011) reported 1 in 10 people across the globe…

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Upset Nurse eJournal 

Nurses Eat Their Young: Bullying at a University Hospital

Author: Jeri Ann Simpson “Nurses eat their young” is a deep, dark secret in the healthcare industry, especially for a profession built on caring for the ill and working in a collegial manner (Hippeli, 2009).  It is often unclear why nurses behave in this manner.  One of the tragedies of bullying among nurses is that senior nurses usually begin the behavior against young nurses during the nursing student’s clinical practice (Thomas & Burk, 2009).  This has caused some students to leave nursing even before graduating.  Moreover, the turnover rate for…

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