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Journal Article

Evaluating horizontal violence and bullying in the nursing workforce of an oncology academic medical center.

Lewis-Pierre LT, Anglade D, Saber D, et al. Journal of nursing management. 2019;27:1005-1010.

Disruptive and unprofessional behavior is a well-described problem in health care. In this study of nurses working in both the inpatient and outpatient oncology setting at a single health care institution, researchers found a positive association between emotional, physical, verbal, and defiant behaviors—referred to as horizontal violence—and workplace bullying. They conclude that establishing a positive workplace culture is essential for mitigating workplace violence.