Each patient, no matter what his or her heritage, will interpret and use cultural norms in slightly different ways; nurses treating those from Southeast Asian countries experience—and should familiarize themselves—with these cultural nuances.
For those children and families living in homeless shelters, dealing with chronic diseases like asthma is doubly difficult. Now researchers from Mercy College School of Nursing are looking for ways to alleviate their symptoms.
Bullying has captured national attention lately, as “youthful teasing” escalates to pervasive, malicious, even dangerous levels. Yet, if only bullying stopped at high school. Nursing schools, hospitals, and private practices may not see schoolyard taunts, but incivility in the workplace certainly exists. Many minority nurses and other health professionals still experience various forms of prejudice at the workplace—not just from patients but each other. Here an expert on workplace bullying explores some examples and describes how nurses and schools of nursing can foster a more civil workplace.
Beyond the medicine and procedures, there’s a process behind disaster care that’s dramatically different from your everyday work, even in the busiest ER. There’s also an emotional component that’s hard to describe unless you’ve been there.
Community and public health nursing draws upon the very foundations of the profession: promoting preventive health care and serving the underserved. With the passage of health care reform, community clinics have seen increases across the board—including a growing need for nurses. Here we explore what working in one of these facilities is like and why they are so crucial to improving health care services and access for all.
They say you never really know a person until you walk a mile in their shoes. But who has time to try on someone else’s Crocs when you have a demanding patient load, you’re flying through the day in an efficient groove, or you have a personal problem on your mind? Yet, every patient is entitled to equitable, dignified treatment. Perhaps you, like the author of this piece, have seen instances where a patient’s dignity was compromised. She shared her story with us, and now we’re sharing it with you, in hopes that it might spark a conversation and a second thought when it comes to preserving patient dignity.
Howard University in Washington, D.C., has served a vital role in the education of African Americans, and its College of Medicine is notable in the history of African American physicians. Yet, it’s the University’s former partner in nursing education, the Freedmen’s Hospital School of Nursing, that graduated 1,700 of some of the first black nurses in the country. And it’s the Freedmen’s Hospital School of Nursing whose story is rarely told.
Leslie Neal-Boylan, Ph.D., R.N., A.P.R.N., is conducting a survey of nurses who have recently graduated from undergraduate or graduate programs for an upcoming book examining the experiences of being new to the profession.
A February 2012 study from the California Department of Public Health found that poor, urban, and minority residents in Los Angeles and Fresno counties are the most at risk for health problems linked to climate change.
Megan Kramer, R.N., B.S.N., a research nurse in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, wrote to Minority Nurse looking raise awareness about readmissions and patient education. Here’s some of what she had to share:
The National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA) held its 2012 pre-conference seminar on March 17, 2012, at Royal Palace, White Plains, New York, with the theme “Nurses: Dare to Make a Difference.” Rachel Koshy, Education Chair, gave a warm welcome to over 130 attendees from New York,
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has recently performed a study that suggests overeating may double the risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI)—also referred to as memory loss—for people over the age of 70.
For incoming freshmen, attending college can feel like entering a maze. But for first-generation students, that maze can have added twists and turns, as they may not have a role model or rule book to follow when starting out as a first-year student.
The perceptions of minority workers in the health care field still vary, according to a recent national report by Witt/Kieffer, an executive search firm specializing in health care and higher education.