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noun assault, attack, brutality, clash, disorder, eruption, explosion, ferocity, force, furiousness, fury, inclemency, manus, onslaught, rage, rampage, ruthlessness, savagery, severity, unlawful force, vehemence, violentia, wildness
Foreign phrases: Insanus est qui, abjecta ratione, omnia cum impetu et furore facit.A person is insane who, deerived of reason, does everything with violence and rage. Paci sunt maxime contraria vis et injuria. Violence and injury are especially hostile to peace. Est autem vis legem simulans. Violence may also be masquerading as the law.
See also: belligerency, brutality, commotion, cruelty, embroilment, havoc, infliction, infringement, injury, outburst, passion, severity, strife

VIOLENCE. The abuse of force. Theorie des Lois Criminelles, 32. That force which is employed against common right, against the laws, and against public liberty. Merl. h. t, 2. In cases of robbery, in order to convict the accused, it is requisite to prove that the act was done with violence; but this violence is not confined to an actual assault of the person, by beating, knocking down, or forcibly wresting from him on the contrary, whatever goes to intimidate or overawe, by the apprehension of personal violence, or by fear of life, with a view to compel the delivery of property equally falls within its limits. Alison, Pr. Cr. Law of Scotl. 228; 4 Binn. R. 379; 2 Russ. on Cr. 61; 1 Hale P. C. 553. When an article is merely snatched, as by a sudden pull, even though a momentary force be exerted, it is not such violence as to constitute a robbery. 2 East, P. C. 702; 2 Russ. Cr. 68; Dig. 4, 2, 2 and 3.

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Bullying has now become so prevalent and normalised that most students and those within nursing education expect undergraduates to experience some form of horizontal violence during their training.
The most interesting finding of this research is the factor of horizontal violence which had never before been raised.
There are no easily obtained or explained solutions to lateral and horizontal violence, as to partake in said behaviors are done so by individual choice.
Horizontal violence and bullying should never be considered normally related to socialization in nursing nor accepted in professional relationships.
These sources were searched using the keywords nurses, and violence, aggression, abuse, assault, horizontal violence, bullying, harassment, and hospital, workplace, and general wards.
Finally, the authors of "The Prevalence of Horizontal Violence in New York State Registered Nurses" discuss the findings of a survey of nurses' knowledge of horizontal violence (HV) that was made possible through the cooperative efforts of the New York Organization of Nurse Executives' Research Council, NYSNA, the Foundation of New York State Nurses, and the six regional research alliances.
It is unfortunate that many nurses have likely witnessed or experienced first-hand the scapegoating, backstabbing, infighting, and other disrespectful and aggressive behaviors, both overt and covert, that characterize nurse-on-nurse aggression, also known as lateral or horizontal violence and bullying.
Lateral violence (Griffin, 2004; Rowell, 2007; Stanley, Martin, Michel, Welton, & Nemeth, 2007), horizontal violence (Dunn, 2003; Farrell, 1997; Hastie, 2002; Longo & Sherman, 2007) and horizontal hostility (Bartholomew, 2006; Thomas, 2003) are terms used to describe the physical, verbal or emotional abuse of an employee.
The Oklahoma Nurses Association shall acknowledge the harmful impact of horizontal violence and engage nurses in all specialties and practice settings to reduce the harmful effects and prevent future occurrences.
The phenomenon where employees in similar roles become the instigators of aggression and violence towards each other was first investigated amongst nurses, and became known as horizontal violence (Taylor 2001, Bowie 2002).
In September the Horizontal Violence committee will be providing training to promote a healthy work place and reduce disruptive behavior.
Referred to as lateral or horizontal violence, this issue had plagued the profession for years, but works by academics and experienced nursing professionals such as Martha Griffin and Kathleen Bartholomew, Teaching cognitive rehearsal as a shield for lateral violence: an intervention for newly licensed nurses.

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