Expert Available to Talk About Prevalence of Incivility, Disruptive Behavior

Newswise — Incivility in American society is on the rise and rude and disruptive behavior is increasing in colleges and universities. Incivility can take on many forms — from subtle behaviors such as eye-rolling and arm-crossing to overt expressions of incivility like bullying, taunting and intimidation. The emotional, physical and economic costs of incivility can be high. Boise State University’s Dr. Cindy Clark, founder of Civility Matters, can provide an overview of incivility in nursing education, discuss how and why faculty and students contribute to incivility, and describe a range of evidence-based strategies to recognize, prevent and address incivility in nursing education and practice.

Clark is a professor in the School of Nursing at Boise State and a fellow in both the American Academy of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education. She specializes in preventing and addressing incivility and disruptive behavior in academic and health care environments.

Learn more about Clark and a number of other Boise State University faculty experts at, Boise State’s award-winning website of podcast presentations on a wide range of relevant topics.


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