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Civility and fostering healthy work environments focus of new title from Sigma

INDIANAPOLIS—Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing’s (Sigma) latest title, Core Competencies of Civility in Nursing & Healthcare, provides practical solutions to create and sustain communities of civility, diversity, Core Competencies of Civility in Nursing & Healthcareinclusion, and respect in academic and healthcare environments. 

Author Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, uses evidence-based interventions, hands-on tools, and scholarly resources to expand the current thinking on the topic of civility to create and support healthy, productive work and learning environments. Core Competencies of Civility in Nursing & Healthcare seeks to present a compelling case for mastering civility competencies, illuminating individually focused civility competencies, and highlighting organizationally focused competencies using the Pathway for Fostering Organizational Civility©. 

“Incivility is an issue that, to some extent, impacts everyone. In healthcare, however, the issue is particularly critical because incivility and other forms of aggression can result in life-threatening mistakes, preventable complications, near misses, and patient harm,” said Cynthia Clark. “Therefore, it is imperative for those in the nursing profession to raise awareness about the importance of fostering civility and sustaining healthy work and learning environments.”

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Core Competencies of Civility in Nursing & Healthcare
By Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Published by Sigma, 2022
ISBN-13: 9781646480258
EPUB ISBN: 9781646480265
PDF ISBN: 9781646480272
Price: US $49.95
Trade paperback, 272 pages 
Trim size: 7 3/8 x 9 1/8

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. 

About Sigma:

The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members and 550 chapters at institutions of higher education and healthcare partners from Armenia, Australia, and Botswana to Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Sigma members include clinical nurses and administrators, academic nurse educators and researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others working to fulfill the organization’s vision of connected, empowered nurse leaders transforming global healthcare. 

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