We are healthcare professionals aiming to raise awareness of the power of civility in medicine
Civil work environments matter because they reduce errors, reduce stress and foster excellence.
Almost all excellence in healthcare is dependent on teams, and teams work best when all members feel safe and have a voice.
Civility between team members creates that sense of safety and is a key ingredient of great teams.
Incivility robs teams of their potential.
Incivility has been shown to reduce team functioning, clinical decision making and patient outcomes.
We would like to collect as much information about civility (and incivility) in the clinical setting as we can.
Our goal is to celebrate and promote civility and to raise awareness and help prevent incivility.
If you have a story of someone being rude or, even better, civil (or kind) please submit it below, explaining the impact it had on you, and on others around you.
"I saw incivility really impact the performance of an experienced registrar in theatre, that then caused all of the other theatre staff to make mistakes. It has a massive negative impact on performance"
January 10, 2017
"When I am working with someone who is civil and treats me with respect, I feel empowered and encouraged to work at my best"
May 5, 2017