horizontal violence

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great force, either physical or emotional, usually exerted in order to damage or otherwise abuse something or someone.
horizontal violence violence directed toward one's peers.
risk for violence: self-directed or directed at others a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as behaviors by an individual that can be physically harmful to either the self or others. Related factors include antisocial character, catatonic excitement, panic states, rage reactions, organic brain syndrome, and toxic reactions to drugs. Defining characteristics include aggressive body language, verbalization of hostility, boasting to others about prior abuse, increased motor activity, and overt and aggressive acts, or suicidal tendencies, depression, possession of weapons, history of drug abuse, and inability to verbalize feelings.

horizontal violence

violence directed toward one's peers.
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Sadly caught up in the moment: An exploration of horizontal violence.
Fixing the off duty', was mentioned by many participants and is something which Hamlin (2000) relates to horizontal violence and terms 'sabotage', and resulted in participants being unable to attend study days.
These are (a) autonomic arousal, (b) verbal aggression or abuse, (c) physical aggression or abuse, (d) intimidation, and (e) horizontal violence and bullying.
Nurses have reported concern about the lack of action taken by supervisors in addressing horizontal violence in the workplace (Farrell, 1997; Stanley et al.
However, horizontal violence behaviours tend to be more covert than verbal abuse.
Also, when the Ambon conflict was reflected and religious tensions surfaced in Yogyakarta by the stoning of Christian churches in late January 2000, it was taken as a signal of the wider national spread of horizontal violence and the government's lack of control.
Horizontal violence among hospital staff nurses related to oppressed self or oppressed group.
Lateral violence, horizontal violence, or bullying is at epidemic levels in the healthcare environment.
Referred to as lateral or horizontal violence, this issue had plagued the profession for years, but works by academics and experienced nursing professionals such as Martha Griffin and Kathleen Bartholomew, Teaching cognitive rehearsal as a shield for lateral violence: an intervention for newly licensed nurses.
3) Research suggests that oftentimes a nurse's first exposure to horizontal violence occurs in nursing school and has a devastating effect upon both the self-confidence and self-image of the nursing student.
WHILE RESEARCHERS continue to explore horizontal violence for a more comprehensive understanding of the phenomenon and its root causes, there is currently agreement on two issues.

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