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bullying, psychosomatic symptoms, youth violence, suicide



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


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.