Index of recent posts

Millions of Health Dollars Wasted by Sydney West Area Health Service.
Millions of dollars wasted by Sydney West Local Health District on reprisals against Lyn Downe at Nepean Hospital.

Millions more taxpayer’s dollars wasted by Sydney West Local Health District.
Dr Michael Cole, the Westmead Hospital Whistleblower, exposes the William Tarnow Mordi scandal at Westmead Hospital.

Is William Tarnow Mordi still experimenting on babies?
Julie Robotham and the Sydney Morning Herald ask why Sydney West Local Health District still allows the discredited William Tarnow Mordi to be in charge of experiments on babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at Westmead Hospital.

 Sydney West Local Health District Lied
Sydney West Local Health District covers up the delay in removing William Tarnow Mordi from directing the treatment protocols and policies in the neonatal intensive care unit at Westmead Hospital.

Bullying, Mobbing, Reprisals and Whistleblowing Resources
An extensive collection of links relating to whistleblowing, reprisals, mobbing and bullying.

 Whatever happened to Bryan McKee Hata
Sydney West Local Health District’s pursuit of Brian McKee Hata.

Bullying in the Schoolyard Is Not the Same as Workplace Bullying by Janice Harper
Janice Harper’s insightful article.

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Bullying in the Schoolyard Is Not the Same as Workplace Bullying by Janice Harper

Janice Harper distinguishes bulling from Mobbing in her Huffington Post article.

“In workplace bullying, the instigators are very often people in positions of organizational leadership. Reporting a bully in the workplace puts the worker at risk of being targeted for ever more aggression if the person they charge with bullying has authority or influence over other workers. When that happens, workers quickly mobilize to protect their own interests, align with management, and recast the reporting worker as a trouble maker who must be removed from the workplace. This latter process is termed “mobbing,” which is distinct from bullying in that it involves a group of people who become increasingly aggressive and increase in size provided they have been told by management that a worker is unwanted, that any reports about the worker are encouraged, and that any adversarial action taken against the worker is acceptable….

“People behave very differently in groups than they do as individuals….

“The process of mobbing and the nature of group aggression has been poorly explored and rarely discussed in the anti-bullying literature, and the paucity of information on mobbing in comparison to that of bullying is striking.”

There is some research which supports Janice Harper’s view.

The Milgram experiments on obedience to authority showed that most people can be encouraged to commit immoral acts if they are sanctioned by those in authority.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment

And Zimbardo performed an experiment in which one grouped ‘mobbed’ another group of volunteers to such a degree that the experiment had to be stopped in just 6 days because the behavior had become so psychologically violent. It is interesting that Dr Zimbardo did recognize the behavior as violent but not recognize the behavior as ‘mobbing’.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_prison_experiment

read more of the Janice Harper article here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/janice-harper/workplace-bullying_b_1073916.html