Our pathway to change: eliminating bullying and harassment in healthcare is the Department of Health and Human Services' strategy to promote and drive a consistent approach to facilitating culture change, ensuring equity and diversity, addressing bullying and harassment and promoting the safety of staff and patients.
The strategy focuses on strengthening leadership and accountability, building the capability within the health sector to act and respond appropriately, and creating a positive environment that promotes and supports both staff and patient safety.
Legitimate and reasonable management performance-related matters, disciplinary processes and work allocation issues do not constitute workplace bullying. However, it is important for these matters to be handled appropriately and in a reasonable manner. The department's Good practice guide to performance management for nurses and midwives in Victorian public health services (2013) provides a framework for best practice in performance management for nurses and midwives working in Victorian health services.
Victorian Public Sector Commission
The Victorian Public Sector Commission has resources on their website about preventing and responding to bullying and harassment, including definitions, myths and facts, and data.
Victorian Public Sector Commission bullying
Your guide to workplace bullying: prevention and is a practical guide for employers to eliminate or reduce workplace bullying. The guide also provides practical information for employers on what to do when an issue is raised.