What do you get when you bring together the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), which represents Hispanic and Latino nurses coast to coast, and LatPro.com, the leading jobs/careers Web site for Hispanic and bilingual professionals?
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.
According to a study published in the March 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the long-standing life expectancy gap between black and white Americans is finally beginning to close.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Fall is the season where we present our annual roundup of free or low-cost resources available to help nurses provide culturally competent care to diverse patient populations and develop interventions to address the crisis of health disparities in communities of color.