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Trial and retribution: a qualitative study of whistleblowing and workplace relationships in nursing

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Internationally, the health system is under considerable pressure and it is not likely that whistleblowing events will diminish in the future. Whistleblowers can lose their employment, be bullied and unsupported by management and colleagues, and have their collegial relationships destroyed. Given the importance of workplace relationships and collegial trust in nursing, it is clearly damaging to have seriously fractured relationships in the workplace. Nursing and health care organisations are challenged to work to develop supportive cultures of trust that will enable nurses and other health care professionals to safely raise legitimate concerns about patient care and safety.

UOW Authors


  •   Jackson, Debra (external author)
  •   Peters, Kath (external author)
  •   Andrew, Sharon (external author)
  •   Edenborough, Michel (external author)
  •   Halcomb, Elizabeth
  •   Luck, Lauretta (external author)
  •   Salamonson, Yenna (external author)
  •   Weaver, Roslyn (external author)
  •   Wilkes, Lesley (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Jackson, D., Peters, K., Andrew, S., Edenborough, M., Halcomb, E., Luck, L., Salamonson, Y., Weaver, R. & Wilkes, L. (2010). Trial and retribution: a qualitative study of whistleblowing and workplace relationships in nursing. Contemporary Nurse, 36 (1-2), 34-44.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79952994821

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/767

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 34

End Page


  • 44

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 1-2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Internationally, the health system is under considerable pressure and it is not likely that whistleblowing events will diminish in the future. Whistleblowers can lose their employment, be bullied and unsupported by management and colleagues, and have their collegial relationships destroyed. Given the importance of workplace relationships and collegial trust in nursing, it is clearly damaging to have seriously fractured relationships in the workplace. Nursing and health care organisations are challenged to work to develop supportive cultures of trust that will enable nurses and other health care professionals to safely raise legitimate concerns about patient care and safety.

UOW Authors


  •   Jackson, Debra (external author)
  •   Peters, Kath (external author)
  •   Andrew, Sharon (external author)
  •   Edenborough, Michel (external author)
  •   Halcomb, Elizabeth
  •   Luck, Lauretta (external author)
  •   Salamonson, Yenna (external author)
  •   Weaver, Roslyn (external author)
  •   Wilkes, Lesley (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Jackson, D., Peters, K., Andrew, S., Edenborough, M., Halcomb, E., Luck, L., Salamonson, Y., Weaver, R. & Wilkes, L. (2010). Trial and retribution: a qualitative study of whistleblowing and workplace relationships in nursing. Contemporary Nurse, 36 (1-2), 34-44.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79952994821

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/767

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 34

End Page


  • 44

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 1-2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia