In the battle against racial and ethnic breast cancer disparities, being a leader means more than just taking initiative. It also means honoring the successes of others who have contributed to the fight.
The term cultural competence is finally starting to become common parlance in the nursing profession. Although various definitions of cultural competence exist, when minority health experts talk about “culturally sensitive care” most nurses pretty much understand what this means.
A Navajo Nation project to develop a Navajo Ethnomedical Encyclopedia. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium research projects focusing on issues such as autoimmune liver disease and smoking prevention.
Because the AIDS epidemic in America so disproportionately affects minority populations--especially African Americans and Latinos--culturally competent approaches to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention are absolutely essential to eliminating the disparities.