In our combined 90+ years in nursing we have published over 700 papers. Nothing, however, evoked responses like “Academic nursing's killer elite'’ (Thompson & Darbyshire, 2013). To say that we ‘touched a nerve’ is an understatement, but we understated the malignant narcissist, corporate psychopath, dimensions of the 'killer elite' and extend that discussion now. We received then and continue to receive, harrowing ‘testimonies’ (Hartin et al., 2020) from nurses describing, not linguistically sanitised ‘incivility’, but sustained bullying, gaslighting and corrosive narcissism by some senior academics who made their lives intolerable.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Nursing Management|
|Early online date||01 Jun 2021|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Jan 2022|