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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.
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Describe strategies to deal with horizontal violence.
Horizontal violence is alive and present and can certainly be a deterrent for many students when they choose a facility to work at or even encouragement to pursue the profession of nursing.
The most interesting finding of this research is the factor of horizontal violence which had never before been raised.
Have you come across 'horizontal violence?' [Participant 4, team leader]
Horizontal violence: Experiences of Registered Nurses in their first year of practice.
These sources were searched using the keywords nurses, and violence, aggression, abuse, assault, horizontal violence, bullying, harassment, and hospital, workplace, and general wards.
Finally, the authors of "The Prevalence of Horizontal Violence in New York State Registered Nurses" discuss the findings of a survey of nurses' knowledge of horizontal violence (HV) that was made possible through the cooperative efforts of the New York Organization of Nurse Executives' Research Council, NYSNA, the Foundation of New York State Nurses, and the six regional research alliances.
It is unfortunate that many nurses have likely witnessed or experienced first-hand the scapegoating, backstabbing, infighting, and other disrespectful and aggressive behaviors, both overt and covert, that characterize nurse-on-nurse aggression, also known as lateral or horizontal violence and bullying.
Lateral violence (Griffin, 2004; Rowell, 2007; Stanley, Martin, Michel, Welton, & Nemeth, 2007), horizontal violence (Dunn, 2003; Farrell, 1997; Hastie, 2002; Longo & Sherman, 2007) and horizontal hostility (Bartholomew, 2006; Thomas, 2003) are terms used to describe the physical, verbal or emotional abuse of an employee.
1, 2007)--"Oklahoma Nurses Association 2007 House of Delegates Resolution." "The Oklahoma Nurses Association shall acknowledge the harmful impact of horizontal violence and engage nurses in all specialties and practice settings to reduce the harmful effects and prevent future occurrences." AACN "states that abuse can take the form of intimidating behaviors such as condescending language, impatience, angry outbursts, reluctance or refusal to answer questions, threatening body language, and physical contact."
The phenomenon where employees in similar roles become the instigators of aggression and violence towards each other was first investigated amongst nurses, and became known as horizontal violence (Taylor 2001, Bowie 2002).
More alarming, however, is the increase in horizontal violence, theft, and destruction of common property, and ordinary people are being threatened, tortured, and even executed by their peers.

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