Psychological distress among targets for lateral violence: A conceptual framework

Ericka Sanner-Stiehr, Peggy Ward-Smith


Incidences of lateral violence frequently occur within the profession of nursing. The Nurse as Wounded Healer theoretical framework provides a blueprint which nurses in staff development can use to identify and guide individuals who have endured lateral violence. This intervention may decrease incidences of lateral violence and improve staff nurse retention.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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