Lateral violence in the perioperative setting.

@article{Bigony2009LateralVI,
  title={Lateral violence in the perioperative setting.},
  author={Lorraine Bigony and Tammy G Lipke and Ashley Lundberg and Carrie A McGraw and Gretchen L Pagac and Anne Rogers},
  journal={AORN journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={
          688-96; quiz 697-700
        }
}
Lateral violence is disruptive, bullying, intimidating, or unsettling behavior that occurs between nurses in the workplace. The perioperative setting fosters lateral violence because of the inherent stress of performing surgery; high patient acuity; a shortage of experienced personnel; work demands; and the restriction and isolation of the OR, which allows negative behaviors to be concealed more easily. Lateral violence affects nurses' health and well-being and their ability to care for… CONTINUE READING
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