The evaluation of mobbing cases in the healthcare sector based on Supreme Court case law in Turkey

Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2022 Jun 25. doi: 10.1111/ppc.13137. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine mobbing in the health sector based on the Supreme Court case law.

DESIGN AND METHODS: The data were accessed on the website of the Supreme Court. Searches were made using mobbing and health-related keywords and filters. As a result, 43 lawsuits were included.

CONCLUSIONS: Most of the cases occurred in private hospitals. Hospital managers were accused of mobbing in 88% of cases. In 30% of cases, nurses were plaintiffs. Also, 45% of cases involved an attack on the occupational situation of employees.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: It is important to develop policies specific to mobbing behavior in the workplace at the macro level and to consider legislation and management monitoring by health managers and especially nurse managers at the micro level.

PMID:35752607 | DOI:10.1111/ppc.13137

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