Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

We are working to highlight and stop academic workplace bullying at the University of Newcastle, Australia. We are a group of staff and students who have been bullied for speaking out about misconduct.

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This will help us gather as much information as possible so that we can put an end to this bullying with its’ decades-long history.

“Systemic bullying, hazing and abuse generally are identified with poor, weak or toxic organizational cultures. Cultures that are toxic have stated ethical values that are espoused but not employed, and other non-ethical values which are operational, dominant, but unstated.

Such cultures thrive when good people are silent, silenced, or pushed out; when bad apples are vocal, retained, promoted, and empowered; and when the neutral majority remain silent in order to survive. Those who are most successful in such a toxic culture are those who have adapted to it, or adopted it as their own”. (McKay, Arnold, Fratzl & Thomas, 2008)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Treatment for psychological and physical effects of bullying

We continue to receive new reports of bullying and harassment of staff and students at the University of Newcastle.

We are also often told by health professionals (GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, hospital staff) that they have treated staff and students from the University for stress, depression and related disorders.

Please help us gather information on this.
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Tell us what medical/health treatment you have had.

1 comment:

  1. What about a Code of Ethics? All these health professionals have to follow a code of ethics - it seems like many of them have seen or are seeing more than one person from the Uni. So why don't they get up and do something about it. There is patient confidentiality but if your patient is at risk, don't you have to do something about it?