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Using Simulation to Teach Responses to Lateral Violence: Guidelines for Nurse Educators

Sanner-Stiehr, Ericka PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000326
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Lateral violence among nurses persists as a pervasive problem in health care, contributing to detrimental individual and organizational consequences. Nurse educators can prepare students to respond effectively to lateral violence before they graduate and enter the workplace, where it is likely to be encountered. Simulation provides an effective platform for delivering this type of student-centered education. This article presents step-by-step guidelines for educators to integrate lateral violence response training into simulations in prelicensure nursing education.

Author Affiliation: Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Missouri-Saint Louis.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Sanner-Stiehr, College of Nursing, University of Missouri–Saint Louis, 1 University Dr, Seton Hall 220, Saint Louis, MO 63121 (

Accepted for publication: August 6, 2016

Published ahead of print: October 4, 2016

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