Introduction. There are some differences in detail among the researchers of the phenomenon of harassment, but the definition of the fundamental nature of the problem is common. Everyone agrees that harassment is a form of deliberate action which is intended to cause psychological harassment to the victim and, as a result, negative consequences which will be reflected in communication with other people, in relations with society, in life, work and health situations.
The aim of the study. The aim of this work was to provide a brief description of harassment, to draw attention to the different types of this phenomenon and to the risk of this pathology appearing in the professional work of a nurse .
Selection of material. The search was conducted in the Scopus database for the period 2010-2020, using the terms harassment, types, nursing staff. From the literature found in the Google Scholar database, studies were selected which, in the opinion of the authors, would be most useful in preparing this study.
Conclusions. As healthcare workers, nursing staff is one of the occupational groups most vulnerable to harassment. A friendly climate in the workplace seems very desirable here. Where a worker is treated objectively, in a machine-like manner, it blocks his or her development as well as a system of positive relations.