Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)




Nursing is a very diverse, fast-paced, and demanding profession. The aspects of perioperative nursing are further influenced by the multidisciplined professions that take part in the team-focused approach to patient care. One facet that grossly affects the team approach to patient care in the perioperative setting is lateral violence. The focus of this project is to develop an education module to address lateral violence in the perioperative setting, Travelbee's human-to-human relationship theory provides the framework for this project. Additional topics examined are basic concepts of lateral violence and the ramifications on the patient and nursing professionals. Information revealed in the literature review includes identification of lateral violence, skills for verbally addressing perpetrators of lateral violence, implications for nursing practice and leadership, and evaluation are addressed in this project.


SC 11.MAN.2012.Schonroc.AM

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Nursing Commons