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Implications for practice and research
Key variables in the work environment, such as supportive peer relationships, can help to mediate the negative effects of horizontal violence and improve nurses’ job satisfaction.
Future research should focus on intervention studies to evaluate strategies created and implemented to address incivility and horizontal violence in nurses’ practice environments.
The perceptions of job satisfaction and the experience of horizontal violence among registered nurses (RNs) are two key concerns that have been researched over several decades. Evidence has suggested that horizontal violence and job satisfaction among nurses are negatively associated with several factors including peer relationships. This study by Purpora and colleague specifically aimed to …
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