Lateral Violence And Bullying In Nursing

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Violence Quizzes & Trivia

Please select the one best answer for each question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Nurses being mean to one another

    • B. 

      Infighting between two groups on the same professional level

    • C. 

      A consistent pattern of behavior designed to control, diminish, or devalue another

    • D. 

      Physical assault against a coworker

  • 2. 
    Name-calling, gossip, and bickering are three examples of what type of hostility?
    • A. 

      Overt

    • B. 

      Covert

    • C. 

      Severe

    • D. 

      Illegal

  • 3. 
    Which of the following actions is an example of covert hostility?
    • A. 

      Shouting

    • B. 

      Criticism

    • C. 

      Pushing

    • D. 

      Isolation

  • 4. 
    What is the most frequent form of lateral violence in nursing practice?
    • A. 

      Shoving

    • B. 

      Backstabbing

    • C. 

      Nonverbal innuendo

    • D. 

      Sabotage

  • 5. 
    What is one indication that horizontal hostility may be taking place?
    • A. 

      Increased productivity

    • B. 

      High retention rates

    • C. 

      High turnover rates

    • D. 

      High patient satisfaction

  • 6. 
    According to the Joint Commission, Disruptive Behavior is a Sentinel Event
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Poor physician nurse relationships affect morale, patient safety, job satisfaction, and retention?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which is an example of an intrinsic factor of lateral violence and bullying?
    • A. 

      Violent workplace

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      Emotional State

    • D. 

      Poor Nurse-Physician Relationships

  • 9. 
    What is the most common feeling experience after an incident of verbal abuse?
    • A. 

      Submissiveness

    • B. 

      Depression

    • C. 

      Fear

    • D. 

      Anger

  • 10. 
    All of the following are strategies that can be used to help deal with lateral violence EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Don't participate in bullying

    • B. 

      Make your supervisor aware

    • C. 

      Raise Awareness

    • D. 

      Ignore it and it will go away