Horizontal Violence in Nursing

Becher, Jennifer; Visovsky, Constance
July 2012
MEDSURG Nursing;Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p210
Academic Journal
Horizontal or lateral violence is considered an act of aggression among nursing professionals. Horizontal violence creates a negative work environment impairing teamwork and compromising patient care. The effects of horizontal violence and strategies for prevention and management are addressed.


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