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Dealing with bullying in the workplace: toward zero tolerance


Cleary, M and Hunt, GE and Walter, G and Robertson, M, Dealing with bullying in the workplace: toward zero tolerance, Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 47, (12) pp. 34-41. ISSN 0279-3695 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3928/02793695-20091103-03


Recent reports indicate an absence of respect in workplace culture. Every person has the right to a workplace that is fair and equitable and in which he or she is treated with respect and dignity. Working in a collegial manner is challenging when environments have staff who engage in unprofessional or disruptive behaviors. A number of steps can be taken to support a healthy workplace and prevent bullying. Healthy workplaces are ones in which leaders and managers lead by example, champion respect, and set the tone and expectation for behaviors essential for fostering a harmonious and collaborative environment. The role of the leader/manager is crucial in developing a positive workplace culture that supports a high level of professionalism and a culture of zero tolerance toward bullying.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:bullying, nursing, workforce
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108391
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-11-15

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