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Periklis Rompolas, Georgia Brenta

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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Pages: 35-53

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3346810


Introduction: Mobbing at a moral-psychological level in the workplace is a phenomenon that is a serious problem for both health and safety of workers in the healthcare sector.Τhe purpose of the study was to explore the phenomenon of occupational harassment in health care professions and in particular nurses through reviewing the articles and contemporary empirical studies. Methodology: Searching for articles and research studies at the "Pubmed" and "Cinahl" electronic databases and the Hellenic Academic Libraries Association (HEAL-Link). Results: Harassment of health professionals and nurses as a real phenomenon causes a variety of symptoms that seriously affect the health and personality of the person. Harassment either stems from a colleague or a senior in the hierarchy leads to the provocation of serious psychosomatic illnesses but at the same time it shakes the social position, career path, and financial situation of the worker. This can cause long-lasting complications in the victim's life. Early detection and effective intervention have a catalytic role. Conclusions: The present review showed a multitude of published studies that document the extent of the problem. Occupational harassment is as an actual, serious global phenomenon for health professionals and nurses in particular, and must be treated both in terms of prevention and early intervention.

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