What is horizontal violence in the workplace?
Keeping this in view, what is the difference between horizontal and lateral violence?
According to Bechner and Visovsky, authors of “Horizontal Violence in Nursing,” lateral or horizontal violence is defined by acts of unwanted abuse or hostility in the workplace, where bullying is described as repeated acts of aggression over a period of time (2012).
One may also ask, what can be done about horizontal violence? These strategies include eliminating any type of threat or mistreatment directed at nurses that exists in the workplace. Mistreatment of nurses—including verbal abuse, intimidation, and passive-aggressive behavior—directly affects the collaboration needed between nurse and healthcare provider.
One may also ask, what is lateral violence in the workplace?
Lateral Violence in the Workplace. Lateral violence has been defined as “nurses covertly or overtly directing their dissatisfaction inward toward each other, towards themselves, and toward those less powerful than themselves,” which can take many forms.
How can we prevent horizontal violence in nursing?
Other ways to reduce lateral violence include:
- Providing Conflict Resolution Training to Nurse Managers. Confronting a bully isn't always easy, even if you're his or her supervisor.
- Encouraging Teamwork.
- Involve Human Resources.