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Incivility and nursing academia: fouling the proverbial nest


Anderson, J and Kornhaber, R and West, S and Cleary, M, Incivility and nursing academia: fouling the proverbial nest, Issues in Mental Health Nursing pp. 1-4. ISSN 0161-2840 (2022) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/01612840.2021.2023715


"It’s too much to expect in an academic setting that we should all agree, but it’s not too much to expect discipline and unvarying civility." – John Howard, former Australian Prime Minister

Civility is one of those words that rings of a bygone era. It is relegated to that vocabularic archive, along with words such as ‘cravat’ and ‘whence’. Yet the very notion of civility, if not the actual use of the word in modern vernacular, is still very much applicable to present day conduct and still a central component of productive working relationships. In the reverse, incivility or uncivil behaviour run contrary to such productive relationships and promote discord and workplace disharmony. Uncivil behaviour includes rudeness, taunting, being unapproachable, rejecting the opinions or challenging the credibility of others, harassing, or keeping people waiting (Anthony & Yastik, 2011; Authement, 2016; Cleary & Horsfall, 2010). Overt aggression and threats are obvious and thereby more easily rejected, but less overt behaviors are more open to interpretation and may be perceived as being acceptable by others or simply ignored, particularly in different contexts (Clark, 2008). Incivility encompasses inappropriate communication and a basic lack of respect and regard for others in general (Eka et al., 2016).

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:incivility and nursing, academia
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing workforce
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Kornhaber, R (Dr Rachel Kornhaber)
ID Code:148813
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Nursing
Deposited On:2022-02-12
Last Modified:2022-10-18

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