Not so long ago, topics like minority health disparities and serving the needs of diverse patient populations were rarely taught in nursing classrooms. Today, a growing number of nursing schools are not only incorporating minority health into their curricula, they’re building whole degree programs around it.
Compared to their white counterparts, terminally ill Americans of color are much less likely to receive the comfort of hospice care as they near the end of life. By choosing careers in hospice and palliative nursing, minority nurses can play a key role in helping to bridge this gap.
A unique collaboration between the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and the American Organization of Nurse Executives is helping the next generation of Hispanic nurses prepare to move into leadership roles
From implementing new specialty units to creating more patient-centered policies and services, nurse executive Diane Johnson’s innovative leadership is helping her hospital transform care throughout the organization.
A recent study examining the effectiveness of national accident prevention campaigns-such as those that encourage the use of bicycle helmets, automobile safety seats and smoke detectors-in reducing fatal childhood injuries contains both good news and bad news when it comes to children of color.
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered a new eye syndrome that is striking young and middle-aged Americans of Chinese descent. Fortunately, this condition appears to be less serious than glaucoma, a progressive eye disease that can lead to severe vision loss and blindness. Unfortunately, many ophthalmologists are mistakenly diagnosing it as glaucoma, exposing young Chinese American patients to aggressive, risky treatments-such as surgery-that may not be necessary.
Are you a minority cancer nurse or nursing student who could benefit from the guidance and professional support of an experienced oncology nurse who has "been there?" Do you ever wish you had a mentor who could give you constructive advice and feedback, introduce you to new opportunities in your field, serve as a sounding board for your ideas and help you develop personal and professional skills that will make you more effective in your career and your community?
Third-graders at the Nettelhorst School in Chicago learn about the importance of a healthy diet and exercise from The Striped Vegetarius, a big furry fellow whose mission is to battle the obesity crisis among urban African American and Hispanic youth.
Nearly two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, displacing thousands of its residents, the city is still suffering from an urgent shortage of nurses that is reaching crisis proportions.