OrganizedChaos, LVN 1 Article; 6,883 Posts Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience. Jun 9, 2017 I think the term "workplace incivility" is much more accurate in describing the bad behavior sometimes exhibited by nurses new and seasoned. Even "lateral violence" is far too dramatic for most of what we hear about.Exactly. That's why I questioned the percentage KatieMI quoted. What one person believes is bullying another person might not (ala the bullying petition thread).