Date of Award
PhD Health Sciences
Health and Medical Sciences
Deborah A. DeLuca, JD
Terrence F. Cahill, Ed.D
Genevieve Pinto-Zipp, Ed.D
horizontal violence, nurse educator, oppression in nursing
There is a paradox in the profession of nursing. Although nursing is known as the caring profession, evidence demonstrates that nurses do not care well for their own. Literature demonstrates that the phenomenon of horizontal violence (HV) is an international problem in the nursing profession, which negatively affects the nurse workplace environment. HV is broadly described as aggressive destructive behavior and intergroup conflict that occurs between nurses. Where behaviors of HV exist, the workplace becomes a toxic environment or nurses (Woefle & McCaffrey, 2007).
This dissertation provides the results of a research study exploring nurse educator’s knowledge, attitudes and practices of HV measured through dimensions of oppression. Nurses have been widely argued to exhibit oppressed group behaviors (Roberts, 1983; Roberts, 1986; Roberts, DeMarco, & Griffin, 2009) and empirical evidence demonstrates that HV is a widespread problem in the nursing profession, with a cycle of behaviors that are embedded during nurse role socialization (Randle, 2003; Longo, 2007). This study explores the phenomenon of HV in nursing using a national sample of nurse educators.
Petersen, Brenda Berner, "An Exploration of Nurse Educators' Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice of Horizontal Violence Measured through Dimensions of Oppression" (2017). Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs). 2313.