Disabilities

Mobility limitations in African Americans linked to depressive symptoms

Mobility limitations in African Americans linked to depressive symptoms

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has led a study displaying a relation between demographic health issues and mobility limitation. Researchers found that depressed African American women had almost three times the odds of mobility limitations than those who are not depressed.

New autism research links maternal obesity to diagnosis

About one in 88 children are diagnosed with autism, but it is possible that 10% of affected children will outgrow their diagnosis by the time they are teenagers. April was National Autism Awareness Month, which put a start on new research regarding the causes of the disorder.

Congratulations, Minority Nurse Scholarship Winners!

First-Prize Winner, Shylisa Hicks

Another year, another record-breaking number of applicants, and another group of nurses and soon-to-be nurses that overwhelmed us with their determination, dedication, compassion, and intelligence. Choosing our scholarship winners has always been a difficult task, and this year was no exception.

Structural Inequality and Diversity in Nursing

Structural Inequality and Diversity in Nursing

What’s the status of diversity and discrimination in nursing today? One Doctor of Education student turned her focus on research in the United States, as well as the United Kingdom, to analyze how far we’ve come, and how far we have yet to go

Late Diagnosis: Autism in Minority Communities

Late Diagnosis: Autism in Minority Communities

Although autism awareness is growing, research indicates health care for African Americans with autism is lacking. From late diagnosis to misdiagnosis to inadequate resources for autistic adults, these inequalities further stress families already fighting a daily battle.

Success Strategies for Nursing Students with Mental Illness

Success Strategies for Nursing Students with Mental Illness

Perseverance, support systems, wellness plans and peer networking can help students living with "hidden disabilities" survive and thrive in nursing school.

Culture and Autism

Culture and Autism

A nurse with an autistic son and a multicultural marriage shares her personal insights on how different cultures have different ways of thinking about and coping with autism in the family

Nurses With Disabilities: Another Minority Group

People with disabilities are one of the most underrepresented voices in nursing. But like nurses of color, they have a lot to say about overcoming discrimination and barriers to take their rightful place in the profession.

Nursing with the Hand You Are Given

The Americans with Disabilities Act was supposed to provide equal access to education for people with disabilities. So why do so many nursing students with disabilities still face discrimination in the admissions process?

“Homework” for Future Nursing Students with Disabilities

Going to nursing school doesn’t have to be an impossible dream just because you have a disability. The key is knowing what will be expected of you, knowing your options and knowing your rights.

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