This book has the potential to transform not only organizations but also the lives of all they employ and serve.
Margaret (Peg) Wichrowski, MSN, RN
Staff Nurse, Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Medicine
Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), Northwell Health
What a scholarly, literary masterpiece on individual and organizational civility... Dr. Clark's conceptual model of a 'Culture of Belonging' is brought to life by her comprehensive coverage of evidence-based practices and practical tools to apply, create, and sustain healthy work environments. A must-read for healthcare and academic leaders!
Remy Tolentino, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
System Vice President, Nursing Workforce & Leadership Development
Baylor Scott & White Health Nursing Institute/Center for Nursing Leadership
Powerful change can happen when healthcare professionals stand together and amplify the dialogue of civility.
Incivility and other workplace aggressions have a significant impact on the lives of healthcare professionals, faculty, and students, as well as the patients and families in their care. Incivility in academic and practice environments can provoke uncertainty and self-doubt, weaken self-confidence, and cause detrimental and lasting effects on individuals, teams, and organizations. These behaviors can fracture relationships and result in life-threatening mistakes, preventable complications, harm, or even the death of a patient.
In Core Competencies of Civility in Nursing & Healthcare, Cynthia Clark—a nurse-leader dedicated to organizational change and an unwavering advocate for civility and dignity for all—provides an abundance of practical solutions to create and sustain communities of civility, diversity, inclusion, and respect in academic and healthcare environments. Using a wealth of evidence-based interventions, hands-on tools, and scholarly resources, this book expands current thinking on the topic of civility to create and support healthy, productive work and learning environments for the benefit of all.
TABLE OF CONTENTSChapter 1:
What is Civility, and Why Does It Matter? Chapter 2:
The Detrimental Impact of Workplace Aggression Chapter 3:
The Power and Imperative of Self-Awareness Chapter 4:
Practicing the Fundamentals of Civility Chapter 5:
Honing Communication Skills and Conflict Competence Chapter 6:
The Power of Leadership, Visioning, and Finding Our WHY Chapter 7:
Optimizing Self-Care and Professional Well-Being Chapter 8:
Leadership Support and Raising Awareness for Organizational Change Chapter 9:
Galvanizing a High-Performing Civility Team Chapter 10:
Develop, Implement, and Evaluate a Data-Driven Action Plan Chapter 11:
Securing Civility Into the Organizational Culture Through Policy Development Chapter 12:
Celebrating Civility: A Powerful Engine to Uplift and Transform the Profession
About the Author
Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is founder of Civility Matters and Professor Emeritus at Boise State University. She is an international leader in fostering civility and healthy work environments around the globe, and her groundbreaking work on fostering civility has brought national and international attention to the controversial issues of incivility in academic and work environments.