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Has your patient been bullied?

Blaney, Bridget K. MSN, FNP-BC; Chiocca, Ellen M. MSN, CPNP

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000405147.86038.2b
Feature: MENTAL HEALTH

Childhood bullying, a social phenomenon with extensive physical and psychosocial sequelae, should be viewed as a public health issue worthy of nurse practitioners' attention. Using a biopsychosocial approach to synthesize a review of the current literature, trends in childhood bullying, its profound impact, and implications for the NP are examined.

Bridget K. Blaney is a staff nurse in hematology/oncology, General Pediatrics at the University of Chicago-Comer Children's Hospital. Ellen M. Chiocca is an assistant professor of clinical nursing at Loyala University, Chicago, Ill.

The authors have disclosed that they has no financial relationships pertaining to this article.

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