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Physiotherapy students’ experiences of bullying on clinical internships: an exploratory study

Physiotherapy students’ experiences of bullying on clinical internships: an exploratory study

Stubbs, Brendon and Soundy, Andy (2013) Physiotherapy students’ experiences of bullying on clinical internships: an exploratory study. Physiotherapy, 99 (2). pp. 178-180. ISSN 0031-9406 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2013.01.001)

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To consider the prevalence and type of bullying behaviours experienced whilst on clinical placement in a cohort of final-year BSc undergraduate students.

DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey.

SETTING: University in the West Midlands, UK.

PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-two final-year undergraduate students.

MAIN OUTCOME: Prevalence of incivility and bullying behaviours.

RESULTS: Twenty-five percent of students reported at least one incident of bullying behaviour. The perpetrator of the bullying behaviour was most often the clinical educator (8/13, 62%). Despite the negative effects caused, the majority of students (11/13, 84%) did not report this experience to the university.

CONCLUSION: Bullying behaviour may take many forms and can have a negative effect on the well-being of students. It should be addressed by all stakeholders including universities, National Health Service trusts and researchers. Possible strategies to move forwards and better protect the future of the physiotherapy profession are briefly considered.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] In Press, Corrected Proof — Available online 20 February 2013.
Uncontrolled Keywords: bullying, student, education, physiotherapy, clinical internship
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Centre for Nursing & Healthcare Research
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9692

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