International Nursing Review

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Edited By: Sue Turale

Impact Factor: 1.073

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 54/114 (Nursing (Social Science)); 57/116 (Nursing (Science))

Online ISSN: 1466-7657

Virtual Issue: Workplace Conflict

INR Virtual issue: Workplace Conflict

Workplace conflict is of continuing, serious concern for nurses, as is evidenced by the sheer number of articles published in INR on this theme – almost one per issue over two years. It is clearly a global issue; there are articles from Australia, Canada, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the USA. Manifestations of the conflict vary but one conclusion emerges, namely that it is sufficiently important for nurses themselves to research and document the problem for publication in an international peer-reviewed journal. INR did not solicit these articles on workplace conflict; they were amongst manuscripts routinely submitted, peer-reviewed and accepted or rejected between March 2008 and 2010. I have been genuinely surprised to find articles on this theme recurring regularly. One conclusion is certain: the need for positive practice environments has been a major concern of the ICN for several years, and this small survey of published work reinforces its view that workplace conflict is a serious matter to be addressed by employers, and by the profession itself.

Jane Robinson, FRCN, MA, PhD Editor

International perspectives on workplace bullying among nurses: a review

Stress and coping in Australian nurses: a systematic review

Bullying among nurses and its effects

Conflict and professionalism: perceptions among nurses in Saudi Arabia

Teaching nursing in a situation of conflict: encounters between Palestinian – Israeli and Jewish – Israeli students

Operating room nurses’ perceptions of the effects of physician-perpetrated abuse

Mobbing against nurses in the workplace in Turkey

Workplace violence against Iranian nurses working in emergency departments