Quote from OrganizedChaos
That makes no sense. "NETY" is an overused, buzz word. Lateral violence better suits it. New grads aren't the only one who get bullied. Experienced nurses & everyone in between get bullied. Why should the focus only be on the new grads? People (myself included) who have never experienced it aren't saying it doesn't exists, we're just saying new grads aren't the only ones to get harassed.
On top of that, the new grads who come on the forum to complain about "NETY", their posts don't even fall into the category of bullying. We are tired of new grads whining about being bullied when they aren't & so many other people in nursing get bullied, not just the new grads.
Yet, new grads (as well as "new" hires and "new" in specialty nurses) seem to be more affected by "lateral violence" (Lateral Violence in Nursing and the Theory of the Nurse as Wounded Healer
Every time someone starts talking about "retiring" or "not naming" some negative things like they are, I remember the thing named "Overton window":
Overton window - Wikipedia
It works positively as well as negatively - so, if it would be decided that there is no such thing as specific kind of lateral violence affecting primarily new nurses/new hires, then the next logical step will be that there is actually no such thing as "lateral violence", that it only happens "vertically" between nurses and patients, or nurses and doctors. And so forth, till there would be decided that there is just no such thing as "lateral violence" at all - which is already happening right now.
Up to 85% of nurses experience lateral violence, and 93% report witnessing it with experienced nurses most commonly being perpetrators and "novices" being victims (same source as above). The only one condition when these numbers could be possible is that NETY (or "lateral violence", if you like it more this way) is considered to be NORMAL behavior in close to 90% nursing settings.