African American women have a disproportionately high rate of heart disease, yet many of them are unaware that they’re at risk. By reaching out to black communities where the need is greatest, nurses can increase awareness and empower vulnerable women to reduce their risk.
Why are some racial and ethnic minority patients so much sicker than their white counterparts when they’re admitted to the ICU? A variety of complex medical, socio-economic and cultural factors are to blame.
As the first Asian American president of AARP, Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MS, FAAN, brings a unique combination of nursing expertise, advocacy and cultural competence to the national dialogue on ensuring quality health care for older Americans.
A growing number of specialty nursing associations are not only reaching out to attract a more ethnically, culturally and gender-diverse membership but making sure their new minority members feel welcome enough to stay.
A recent study by researchers at St. Louis University School of Medicine suggests that accentuating the positive can make a big difference when it comes to educating African Americans about the importance of cancer screening and early detection.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as two million people in this country are living with chronic hepatitis B, and over half of them are Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (APIs).