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Nursing issues
Predictors of nursing staff’s mental health and the effect of social support on preventing the impact of workplace bullying on mental health
  1. Nazanin Izadi
  1. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, The Islamic Republic of Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nazanin Izadi, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, tehran, Iran (the Islamic Republic of); nazanin.izadi{at}

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Commentary on: Fang L, Hsiao, Shu LP, et al. Workplace bullying, personality traits and health among hospital nurses: The mediating effect of social support. J Clin Nurs 2021; 00:1–11.

Implications for practice and research

  • The hospital managers/leaders could decrease workplace bullying by implementing an educational programme, increasing social support and changing the organisational policies.

  • Future research can assess the effect of external control personality to evaluate workplace bullying.


Bullying has a negative effect on mental and physical health. Workplace bullying of nursing staff not only causes health problems but also leads to interrupting the efficient health service in hospitals. The study conducted by Fang Li explored the effect of workplace bullying, …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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