Fostering a Culture of Civility and Respect in Nursing

      Harm from disrespect has been identified as the next frontier in patient safety efforts. Disrespectful and uncivil behaviors in healthcare settings can have detrimental effects on individuals, teams, organizations, and patient safety—including life-threatening mistakes, preventable complications, or harm to a patient. This article focuses on the impact of incivility on the patient care environment; explores ethical, legal, regulatory, and educational implications of workplace incivility; and provides evidence-based strategies to promote a culture of civility and respect in healthcare.


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      Cynthia M. Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is a Professor Emeritus at Boise State University, Idaho, and Strategic Nursing Advisor for ATI Nursing Education, living in Boise, Idaho.

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