Title

Scholarly Tailgating Defined: A Diverse, Giant Network.

Authors

Maxine Adegbola

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The ABNF journal : official journal of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty in Higher Education, Inc

PubMed ID

23589967

Abstract

Scholarly tailgating and developmental relationships can soar professional identity, advance one's scholarly career and foster cultural diversity in healthcare. This paper provides the definition and basis of scholarly tailgating for scholars who wish to propel their careers and help enable diverse cultural approaches. The concept of scholarly tailgating explains the use of homophilic and diverse, multidisciplinary network relationships to foster an intellectual community in healthcare, and to benefit healthcare consumer. Scholars can benefit from standing on the shoulders of giants and allowing the aerodynamic wind to propel them to soaring career heights. Prudent scholars, apart from utilizing homophilic relationships and balancing these relationships with diverse heterophilic relationships, are able to lead in the professional academy, and become innovators who practice with cultural relevance. Multi-ethnic, diverse scholars working collaboratively can assist in igniting conversation and actions that reduce disparities, which are indigenous to those who are most vulnerable. Purposeful strategic planning and development of diverse networks that support scholarly advancement can best achieve these career accomplishments.

Keywords

Career Mobility, Cultural Diversity, Humans, Interprofessional Relations, Social Networking

Rights

©2013 A Tucker Publication

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1934