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Alongside physicians, nurses are at risk of encountering workplace mobbing. According to Heinz Leymann, nurses work in the context of two hierarchies of command; one under a supervising doctor and one under a chain of supervisory nurses (Leymann 1996). In this social context there plenty of room for destrunctive behaviour. Resources in this section address workplace violence and mobbing among nurses and nurse teaching staff.
Kathleen Heinrich examines nurse teaching staff experiences with harassment and negative disrespectful behaviour. Analyzing similarities in experiences, Heinrich boils it down to ten "joy-stealing games" or methods of manipulation in the workplace.
This article describes the presence of "predatory alliances" among nurses. The measures used by these alliances mirrors the methods described in the mobbing literature. In particular the role of systematic aggression "disguised as legitimate authority and institutional process" is very similar to the experiences observed in cases of mobbing.