Lateral Violence in the Workplace

from On the Pulse

The media often portrays the discord between physicians and nurses, but little attention is given to the issue of nurse-on-nurse discord, or lateral violence in the workplace, yet it is estimated that 46 to 100 percent of nurses’ experience lateral violence (i.e. incivility and bullying).

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    This is a disgrace. I’m shocked. We urgently need to do something with this. Did you know that, Wikipedia: “Lateral violence is displaced violence directed against one’s peers rather than adversaries. This construct is one way of explaining minority-on-minority violence in developed nations.[citation needed] Those experiencing and those committing lateral violence more likely to be involved in crime in the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.[citation needed] In Australia and Canada, lateral violence is widely seen as an intergenerational learned pattern and major social problem in indigenous communities.[1] In Australia surveys have reported that up to 95% of Aboriginal youth had witnessed lateral violence in the home, and that 95% of the bullying experienced by Aboriginals was perpetrated by other Aboriginals”, the source is Hope these terrible things stop. God bless you.

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