Revista Gerencia y Políticas de Salud
Print version ISSN 1657-7027
MARTINEZ-HERRERA, Eliana; AGUDELO-SUAREZ, Andrés A. and VASQUEZ-TRESPALACIOS, Elsa María. Mobbing, an Aspect to Keep Guard Over in Colombian Professionals. Rev. Gerenc. Polit. Salud [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.19, pp. 41-52. ISSN 1657-7027.
This article recognizes the importance of strengthening the knowledge on the working environment -from the dimension and perspective of the workers--and the identification of its determiners. From there, mobbing has become a relevant public health issue, because it eases the generation of social and institutional information. Literature and current legislation reviews about mobbing were conducted for its elaboration. Within this research, the role of an instrument that defines intervention actions is highlighted for incorporating strategies to access information and make decisions in relation to social-sanitary policies and the aspects related to their development. It is consigned that mobbing has to be closely related to equity in health to be approached, and it is possible to intervene problems affecting economic development in order to improve the quality of life of workers and their relationship with the working environment, through the rational use of the evidence available.
Keywords : mobbing; workplace harassment; population surveillance; Harassment labor; Population Surveillance; Health Public Policy.