An Educational Program About Horizontal Violence in Nursing: Verbal Abuse and Strategies to Eliminate the Behavior

An Educational Program About Horizontal Violence in Nursing: Verbal Abuse and Strategies to Eliminate the Behavior
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Horizontal violence among nurses is cited as one of leading causes of the dissatisfaction among nurses and consequently creates a crippling effect on the nursing shortage and turnover. To increase retention rates of nurses in the profession and improve satisfaction, healthcare organizations need to maintain a safe environment where nurses can provide care to patients. Research on horizontal violence has been around for more than 30 years, but little information on how to handle horizontal violent situations has been done. The purpose of this project is to develop an educational program about horizontal violence and strategies to eliminate the behavior. The information will be delivered in an educational course format. The course will use a pre- and post-survey to evaluate the effectiveness of the 1-hour informational project on nurses’ exposure, understanding and approach of horizontal violence. A comparison of the pre and post-surveys will be conducted initially after three months of taking the course then yearly to assess and ensure the confidence the nurses’ gain in confronting horizontal violence. Moreover, with the implementation and awareness that the course will provide, the prevalence of horizontal violence should drastically decrease over time. The educational project’s design is based on a compilation of scholarly publications. The aim is to equip the nurses with comprehensive strategies to reduce horizontal violent incidences.

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