Normalizing Rejection

Vicki S. Conn, Julie Zerwic, Urmeka Jefferson, Cindy M. Anderson, Cheryl M. Killion, Carol E. Smith, Marlene Z. Cohen, Nancy L. Fahrenwald, Linda Herrick, Robert Topp, Lazelle E. Benefield, Julio Loya

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Abstract

Getting turned down for grant funding or having a manuscript rejected is an uncomfortable but not unusual occurrence during the course of a nurse researcher’s professional life. Rejection can evoke an emotional response akin to the grieving process that can slow or even undermine productivity. Only by “normalizing” rejection, that is, by accepting it as an integral part of the scientific process, can researchers more quickly overcome negative emotions and instead use rejection to refine and advance their scientific programs. This article provides practical advice for coming to emotional terms with rejection and delineates methods for working constructively to address reviewer comments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-154
Number of pages18
JournalWestern journal of nursing research
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

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Keywords

  • financing
  • organized
  • peer review research
  • publications

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  • Nursing(all)

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Conn, V. S., Zerwic, J., Jefferson, U., Anderson, C. M., Killion, C. M., Smith, C. E., ... Loya, J. (2016). Normalizing Rejection. Western journal of nursing research, 38(2), 137-154. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945915589538

Normalizing Rejection. / Conn, Vicki S.; Zerwic, Julie; Jefferson, Urmeka; Anderson, Cindy M.; Killion, Cheryl M.; Smith, Carol E.; Cohen, Marlene Z.; Fahrenwald, Nancy L.; Herrick, Linda; Topp, Robert; Benefield, Lazelle E.; Loya, Julio.

In: Western journal of nursing research, Vol. 38, No. 2, 01.02.2016, p. 137-154.

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Conn, VS, Zerwic, J, Jefferson, U, Anderson, CM, Killion, CM, Smith, CE, Cohen, MZ, Fahrenwald, NL, Herrick, L, Topp, R, Benefield, LE & Loya, J 2016, 'Normalizing Rejection', Western journal of nursing research, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 137-154. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945915589538
Conn VS, Zerwic J, Jefferson U, Anderson CM, Killion CM, Smith CE et al. Normalizing Rejection. Western journal of nursing research. 2016 Feb 1;38(2):137-154. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945915589538
Conn, Vicki S. ; Zerwic, Julie ; Jefferson, Urmeka ; Anderson, Cindy M. ; Killion, Cheryl M. ; Smith, Carol E. ; Cohen, Marlene Z. ; Fahrenwald, Nancy L. ; Herrick, Linda ; Topp, Robert ; Benefield, Lazelle E. ; Loya, Julio. / Normalizing Rejection. In: Western journal of nursing research. 2016 ; Vol. 38, No. 2. pp. 137-154.
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