Minority health disparities

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.

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.

Family Support in the Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes Among Hispanics

Family Support in the Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes Among Hispanics

Diabetes is one of the most persistent health disparities affecting Hispanic communities. Fortunately, Hispanic patients rarely face the disease alone, bolstered by their culture of strong family support.

What Critical Care Nurses Need to Know About Minority Health Disparities

What Critical Care Nurses Need to Know About Minority Health Disparities

Why are some racial and ethnic minority patients so much sicker than their white counterparts when they’re admitted to the ICU? A variety of complex medical, socio-economic and cultural factors are to blame.

Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

The well-established role of clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and the emerging role of clinical nurse leader (CNL) both offer nurses an exceptional opportunity to make a real difference in improving minority health outcomes

Body and Soul

Body and Soul

For a dedicated group of parish nurses in Mississippi, educating communities of color about health promotion and disease prevention isn’t a job—it’s a spiritual calling

Preventing Premature Birth Disparities

Preventing Premature Birth Disparities

How nurses can address the growing crisis of high preterm birth rates in minority women and help give infants of all colors an equal chance for a healthy start in life

Nurses, Culture and Cancer

Nurses, Culture and Cancer

Through culturally competent outreach, education, research and patient care, nurses can make a dramatic difference in reducing minority cancer disparities

What Works Best

What Works Best

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is the most recent tool the federal government has added to its arsenal of strategies for eliminating minority health disparities. The question is:
Can it deliver?

Preventing HIV/AIDS in Older African American Women

Preventing HIV/AIDS in Older African American Women

HIV infections are rising at an alarming rate among postmenopausal black women, and clinicians who provide health services need to be educated on their risk behaviors.

Culturally Competent Nurse Anesthesia Care

Culturally Competent Nurse Anesthesia Care

The changing demographics of the citizens of the United States compels health care providers to adapt and deliver culturally competent care to underrepresented minorities, particularly in the nurse anesthesia profession.

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