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


BAYIN DONAR G., YEŞİLAYDIN G.

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.13137
  • Journal Name: PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Keywords: healthcare worker, mobbing, nurse, Supreme Court, workplace bullying, WORKPLACE, PROFESSIONALS, PREVALENCE, WORKERS, VERSION, NURSES, GENDER

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.