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Normalization of Deviance

The current ANS featured article is titled “Normalization of Deviance Concept Analysis” authored by M. Imelda Wright, PhD, RN, CNOR; Barbara Polivka, PhD, RN, FAAN;Jan Odom- Forren, PhD, RN, CPAN, FASPAN, FAAN and Becky J. Christian, PhD, RN, FAAN. The article is available at no cost while it is featured on the ANS website. Dr. Wright provided this video abstract of the article.

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  1. bethboynton1 #

    Thanks for your work, Peggy. I am worried that prolonged or repeated periods of Crisis Standards of Care will contribute to normalization of deviance on a large scale. How this might adversely impact patients and staff and also new grads. I would appreciate any comments you might have. I’m currently writing a revision of “Successful Nurse Communication” (F.A. Davis 2015) and want to help prepare students. Thanks, Beth Boynton, RN, MS, CP (

    September 10, 2021

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