Rachita graduated from nursing school a year ago and, since then, has worked on a neurology unit.

Rachita graduated from nursing school a year ago and, since then, has worked on a neurology unit. Normally a happy and healthy person, Rachita recently noticed that she always feels run down and is losing her hair. During the past year, she was told that her assessment skills were lacking because she missed an important finding on a patient while covering for another nurse. Her supervisor seemingly assigns her high-risk admissions every time she works which include higher acuity and sometimes combative. Her co-workers complain that Rachita always gets the lightest patient assignments and should take all of the admissions. They frequently refuse to assist her in patient care.  Last week, she overheard another nurse saying, “Rachita is almost useless. She spends so much time with her patients she can never help other nurses.” Rachita feels physically ill every time she goes to work. She wonders if these “tests: of her nursing skills will ever end.

What type of violence is Rachita experiencing?

Which of the signs of bullying from the table in the book are evidenced in this scenario?

What steps can Rachita take to minimize bullying in the workplace? Use information from the website http://www.workplacebullying.org/individuals/solutions/wbi-action-plan/

What can Rachita do if her supervisor brushes off her concer