Nursing faculty: a vulnerable population

Nancy Kelly DalPezzo, Katherine Talley Jett
Journal of Nursing Education 2010, 49 (3): 132-6
Nursing faculty are seldom viewed as a vulnerable population, yet those who teach nursing are susceptible to physical, psychological, and emotional harm from students, peers, and administrators. Such harm can arise from uncivil or dangerous encounters with students, horizontal violence from colleagues, and abuse of power by administrators. Although faculty vulnerability is a serious issue, strategies exist that can minimize the problem.

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