Diversity / Multiculturalism

Health Care Reform One Year Later

Health Care Reform One Year Later

President Obama signed the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, and its first changes went into effect on July 1 of the same year. But signing that bill was just the beginning of a passionate national health care debate.

Taking PRIDE in their work

The Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky, is launching a new campaign to increase diversity in nursing. The PRIDE Program has a good acronym for an even better cause: Promoting Recruitment and Retention to Increase Diversity in Nurse-Midwifery and Nurse Practitioner Education.

Study finds gender and racial disparities exist in general surgery board certification

According to a report published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, results of a study found that women and minorities going through general surgery training are relatively underrepresented among general surgeons, particular those certified by the America

The Take Pride Campaign: Introducing Our Winners!

The Take Pride Campaign: Introducing Our Winners!

In our winter 2012 issue, we called for submissions to our first ever Take Pride Campaign, an effort to recognize those places of employment that went above and beyond regarding encouraging diversity; recruiting and retaining minorities; and creating a cooperative, inclusive work environment.

Census says minority babies now majority in the United States

Census says minority babies now majority in the United States

According to recent census figures, most babies in the United States are members of minority groups for the first time in U.S. history, consequently showing signs that Caucasians may no longer be the majority.

Caring for Our Aging Population

Caring for Our Aging Population

As the population ages in unprecedented numbers and is living longer than at any other time in history, the field of gerontological nursing is facing big changes with staffing needs and day-to-day practices.

Addressing the Needs of Multidimensional Learners

Addressing the Needs of Multidimensional Learners

The increasingly diverse student nursing population reflects the cultural composition of the United States and makes it imperative to promote cultural awareness among faculty and students.

Man Enough: The 20 X 20 Choose Nursing Campaign

Man Enough: The 20 X 20 Choose Nursing Campaign

The American Assembly for Men in Nursing profiles the progress of its campaign for a 20% increase in the number of male nurses in the workforce by 2020. Through image marketing, research, and advocacy, male nurses are increasing their presence at the bedside as well as in today's culture.

From Hate to Hope: A Nursing Journey

From Hate to Hope: A Nursing Journey

One nurse recounts her years in the field, climbing the professional ladder while watching the sociopolitical climate of the United States change around her—for better or worse.

Diversity: A Public Health Issue

Diversity: A Public Health Issue

It's no secret that health care professionals must identify, respect, and care about their patients' differences, values, preferences, and expressed needs. Some patients' backgrounds might be similar to those of the care provider and some may be different. It's the differences that cry out for attention.

Breast Cancer: Finding the Roots of Disparities

Breast Cancer: Finding the Roots of Disparities

Female breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among all races, yet mortality rates differ between ethnicities and early detection numbers falter among minorities. A challenging yet rewarding specialty, oncology nursing puts nurses against such inequalities.

Nurses and Community Clinics

Carmen Lopez, R.N., Angela Hernandez, R.N., and Terry Frizzell, R.N.

Community and public health nursing draws upon the very foundations of the profession: promoting preventive health care and serving the underserved. With the passage of health care reform, community clinics have seen increases across the board—including a growing need for nurses. Here we explore what working in one of these facilities is like and why they are so crucial to improving health care services and access for all.

Worth 1,000 Words

Worth 1,000 Words

Cultural exchange in bloom: Four nurses from San Jorge Children’s Hospital in Puerto Rico visit Miami Children’s Hospital in South Florida to take part in a one-week collaborative experiential immersion into pediatric surgical nursing. (Left to right): San Jorge nurses Omar G.

“Culture and Autism”—A Reader Responds

“Culture and Autism”—A Reader Responds

In response to the Spring 2009 Second Opinion column written by Estela Dimes, BSN, RN, we received this letter from Zenora Thompson, MSN, RN, an instructor in the nursing program at Kent State University's Ashtabula Campus in Ashtabula, Ohio, and the mother of a 22-year-old with autism

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