Lateral Violence in Nursing: How You Can Make a Difference – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889
Lateral violence in nursing is more common than many people realize, and chances are you’ve either experienced or witnessed it yourself.
Lateral violence, also referred to as horizontal violence, is a form of nonphysical abuse in the workplace between co-workers. It includes overt or covert acts of verbal and nonverbal aggression that can hurt morale and negatively impact your ability to provide optimal patient care.
You can make a difference and help put an end to workplace violence in nursing by showing your peers the same empathy, compassion and respect you show your patients and expect for yourself.