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Journal Article

Promoting civility in the OR: an ethical imperative.

Clark CM, Kenski D. AORN journal. 2017;105:60-66.

The operating room is a complex environment that can affect clinicians' communication and teamwork behaviors. Describing a disrespectful encounter in the operating room, this commentary illustrates how such interactions can influence the safety of care delivery and highlights ways nurses can mitigate the situation, such as by raising concerns about disruptive conduct.