It leads to bullying among nurses. On

          It is one of the biggest challenges
in nursing profession. Many theories are explained about the causes of lateral
violence occurs among nurses. One of the reason is underestimating or denying
the values, opinions and decision of other group. This will create a negative
feeling and insecurity around and inside of nurses. Some nurse are responding
to this unavoidable situation and others are ignore it. This will leads to
bullying among nurses.  On the other
hand, the work surrounding itself is a one of the contributing factors. In the
earlier times nursing profession itself is criticized by everyone and it was
one of the cheapest profession too. Nurses are forced to take orders from
physicians and other high health care professionals. Their power and authority
misusing on the nurses treats in opposite way as they have been
treated. Nowadays everyone is considering nurses has their own dignity and
values. Sheridan –Leos notes the central task of the nurses is to provide
health care while the physician’s task is to heal. In addition to unsafe work
environment nurses are really stressed to time demanding workload, managing multitask
situations and responsibilities at same time without any hesitance and rest.
Some nurses are ignoring these situations and thus will give more burden to
other staff. This will lead to internal conflicts among nurses. The major
factor is stress. Inadequate staff to handle workloads create HV. Leadership and
management are the basic stone of nursing. Management always has the tendency
to control and correct the coordinates. Senior nurses always has a tendency to
bossing on subordinates. Some management doesn’t allow to do that. Their power
is not granted by management they are being sometimes unhelpful in clinical settings.
This will leads to negative relationship among them this vertical violence gradually
turns to horizontal violence. “Maslows concept is useful for explain how nurses
who have suffered psychological harm from horizontal violence may perceive
threats to their emotional safety work environments” (Purpura, Blegen 2012).
Sometimes personal factors create horizontal violence. Of course everything is
part of human is an intrinsic factor. Avoid such situations is the
best way to create bullying-free environment. Sometimes I felt like, some
nurses always handling only particular patients. They are believing they are
the only one capable of handling such patients. This is very hard for new
hiring nurses. This will leads to dissatisfaction on co-workers job. Some
nurses are always watching others job and always criticizing them. Such nurses
always expecting their standard of level in other nurses too. This will cause
stress and HV among nurses. Differentiation in education or designation also
another major factor. Senior and aged nurses are take time to adapt with new
technology and equipment this will increase the frustration on them.