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New book aims to prevent incivility in nursing education
from transitioning to practice
STTI publishes Creating & Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education
INDIANAPOLIS – Incivility in American society is on the rise, and rude and disruptive behavior is increasing in institutions of higher learning. In nursing and other health-related disciplines, the risk assumed by not addressing uncivil behavior reaches well beyond the college campus, and can negatively impact individuals, teams, and organizations. Nurses in academic and clinical settings are eager to reverse this troubling trend by gaining a better understanding of incivility, the research that explores this phenomenon, and evidence-based strategies to address the problem.
Creating & Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education, published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), is written by an author and lecturer internationally known for her work in academic civility. Cynthia “Cindy” Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN shares stories, exemplars, and tools to keep the problem of incivility in nursing education from spiraling into aggression and jeopardizing the learning and practice environment.
The first known book to directly and comprehensively address the myriad dimensions of incivility in nursing education, Creating & Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education features original research based on polling questions, stories, and empirical evidence to provide an overview of academic incivility. The book describes a wide range of evidence-based strategies to recognize, prevent, and address incivility in nursing education and transition to practice.
“A book on civility in nursing like this one is long overdue,” said Dr. Marion E. Broome, dean and distinguished professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing and editor of Nursing Outlook. “Clark’s book is a treasure trove of both anecdotal and research evidence that tells the story of incivility and its impact on all of us; it will clearly capture the attention of students. The toolkits, self-assessments, and reflection activities will assist faculty in helping students integrate this content in a meaningful and sustainable way.”
Creating & Sustaining Civility in Nursing EducationBy Cynthia “Cindy” Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAANPublished by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau InternationalISBN-13: 9781-937554-54-5Price: US $34.95Trade paperback, 244 pagesTrim size: 6 X 9Available at www.nursingknowledge.org/STTIbooks
About the author
Cynthia “Cindy” Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is a professor in the School of Nursing at Boise State University and an internationally known lecturer and author specializing in academic civility. She serves as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a fellow in the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education. Clark is the recipient of the 2011 NLN Excellence in Educational Research Award in recognition of her visionary leadership and pioneering work in fostering civility in the nursing community.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 130,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s 492 chapters are located at 672 institutions of higher education throughout Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.