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Social Justice as a Lens for Understanding Workplace Mistreatment

Social Justice as a Lens for Understanding Workplace Mistreatment

Ans. Advances in Nursing Science 39(3): 216-223

Workplace mistreatment can be viewed as a social injustice that prohibits one from achieving optimal well-being. Cognitive and interpersonal skills required of nurses can be impacted by workplace mistreatment, thus extending injustices by violating the rights of patients to optimal care. The purpose of this article is to view workplace mistreatment through the lens of Powers and Faden's theory of social justice. Workplace mistreatment is explored through the 6 dimensions of well-being, including health, personal security, reasoning, respect, attachment, and self-determination, identified in the theory. The implications for practice and policy are discussed and recommendations for research made.

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DOI: 10.1097/ans.0000000000000124

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