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Walter Brennan Lecturer in Aggression Management, Ashworth Hospital, Liverpool

Whether or not research indicates it, employees are no longer prepared to tolerate being bullied in the workplace. Walter Brennan identifies key issues in managing bullying and harassment, and suggests methods organisations can adopt to reduce the incidence of this occupational hazard

Bullying is not confined to any specific age, gender or culture. It can happen in any kind of workplace and professional status in no way precludes an individual from being the victim of such behaviour. Bullying can be defined as ‘behaviour of an aversive nature which, over a period of time, proves distressing to the recipient’.

Emergency Nurse. 7, 2, 16-20. doi: 10.7748/en1999.

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