Lateral Violence in Nursing: When Nurses Eat their Young
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Lateral violence is a common program among professional nurses and nursing students. This paper explores the issue of lateral violence within the nursing profession, offering first a literature review and then a discussion of potential models and programs oriented around the development of effective organizational solutions. The paper contends that nursing administrators and instructors must recognize the risk of lateral violence and promote effective, proactive programs to instigate the changes necessary to reduce the risk of lateral violence.
Strategies and Solutions
Strategies and Solutions
From the Paper:"Lateral violence is a prevalent problem within the nursing profession. While the Workplace Bullying Institute estimates that roughly 37% of all U.S. workers have experienced bullying within the workplace, that figure rises to 70% for professional nurses (Stagg & Sheridan, 2010). Victims of lateral violence often do not complain about the bullying behaviors of their co-workers, so the rate of victimized nurses may actually be higher than those reported. Bullying and other forms of non-physical lateral violence are significantly more common among nurses than physical violence (Felblinger, 2008).
"Bullying is also a serious problem within nursing schools. Randle (2003) surveyed the self-esteem of 43 students enrolled in a nursing program in the United Kingdom. The qualitative survey revealed a high incidence of localized bullying and other examples of lateral violence within the nursing program. Nurses who were not themselves the victim of bullying were often witnesses to bullying acts. Randle (2003) hypothesized that the victimization of nursing students likely contributed to the high incidence of bullying within professional practice by indoctrinating young nurses to view bullying as an established practice. The early victims and witnesses were more likely to become bullies themselves later in their career."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Center for American Nurses (2008). Lateral violence and bullying in the workplace. Retrieved from http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/pdfs/nursing/center_later al_violence_and_bullying_position_statement_from_center_for _american_nurses.pdf.
- Felblinger, D. (2008). Incivility and bullying in the workplace and nurses' shame responses. JOGNN 37, 234-242.
- Hutchinson, M., Wilkes, L., Jackson, D., and Vickers, M. (2010). Integrating individual, work group and organizational factors: testing a multidimensional model of bullying in the nursing workplace. Journal of Nursing Management 18, 173-181.
- Martin, M., Stanley, K., Dulaney, P., Pehrson, K. (2008). Perspectives in psychiatric consultation liaison nursing. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care 44, 58-60.
- Randle, J. (2003). Bulling in the nursing profession. Journal of Advanced Nursing 43(3), 395-401.
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