American Indian nurse scientist John Lowe wanted to know why his Cherokee father had managed to avoid the health problems so often found in Indian communities. Today the answer to that question continues to inspire Lowe’s pioneering research on culturally competent solutions to Native American health disparities.
Americans of color are less likely to complete advance directives than their white counterparts. Nurses can play a leading role in educating minority patients about the importance of planning for end-of-life care.
The profession of midwifery in the African American community has a rich history dating back to the days of slavery. Four centuries later, black nurse-midwives continue to play an important role in improving health outcomes for at-risk women and newborns.
One of the biggest benefits of attending minority nursing association conferences—in addition to all the networking opportunities, educational programming, CEUs and camaraderie, of course—is getting to visit exhibits filled with booth after booth offering free or low-cost minority health resources that you can take home and start using in your practice right away.
In New York City, an innovative community-based cancer prevention initiative that utilizes bilingual "patient navigators" to guide participants through the process of receiving a colonoscopy is achieving remarkable results in increasing rates of colon cancer screening and early detection among the city’s minority populations.
If you, or someone close to you, were experiencing the first warning signs of a heart attack, would you know what to do? Chances are, the average American would have difficulty answering “yes” to that question, according to a study published earlier this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This striking, colorful graphic was created by a Minority Nurse reader named Kimberly Repollo, BSN, RN, a 22-year-old Filipino nurse who lives in Canoga Park, California. “I’m a nurse and I love making art,” Kim writes.