Workplace Violence Among Nurses in a Hospital

As a nursing educator and manager, analyze the case study about workplace violence involving three nurses in the hospital.

A nurse Abby working on the Pediatric unit is also married to a nurse Sam who works on a Med-Surg unit at the same hospital but on different shifts. After completing her shift and while walking to her car in the hospital parking lot, another nurse Ethel, who works on the midnight shift in the ICU at the same hospital, approached Abby and demanded that she leave her husband immediately. Ethel screamed, “we have been having an affair for a long time, and it is time you got out of my way – we want to be together.”