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VITAS Honors National Black Nurses Association for Black History Month

What better way for a national health care organization to commemorate Black History Month than by honoring the historical contributions of African American nurses?

Advice for Increasing Minority Cancer Screening Rates: THINK POSITIVE!

Advice for Increasing Minority Cancer Screening Rates: THINK POSITIVE!

A recent study by researchers at St. Louis University School of Medicine suggests that accentuating the positive can make a big difference when it comes to educating African Americans about the importance of cancer screening and early detection.

New Year, New Resources

New Year, New Resources

What better way to start 2010 than by resolving to stock your nursing toolbox with a new supply of resources for improving the health of culturally diverse patients and communities

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.

Preventing Premature Birth Disparities--A Reader Responds

Preventing Premature Birth Disparities--A Reader Responds

In Fall 2009, we published "Preventing Premature Birth Disparities," an article examining the growing crisis of high preterm birth rates in women of color...

Men in Nursing School--Setting the Record Straight

Ashley Vasnaik, University of Portland School of Nursing

In Winter 2010 we interviewed six gender minority nursing students and one recent graduate about whether or not they have encountered any gender bias from female instructors and classmates...

CBC Sounds off on Passage of Health Reform

CBC Sounds off on Passage of Health Reform

You certainly can't talk about the future of minority health without discussing the implications of this historic legislation: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Different Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding Linked to Race

Different Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding Linked to Race

Why are black women more likely to feed their infants formula than mothers of other races? That's what a recent study from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center hopes to determine.

Make an EMPaCT

Make an EMPaCT

Enabling Minority Participation in Clinical Trials, or EMPaCT, is the newest initiative to come out of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

A Boost for Minority Nursing Professors

A Boost for Minority Nursing Professors

Find certified minority nurse educators in a flash using the Minority Nurse Educator database, a free service provided by the School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey.

A Promotion on Capitol Hill

A Promotion on Capitol Hill

A unanimous vote in the U.S. Senate made it official: Lillian Sparks is the new Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans, a wing of the Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services.

PSA: Nursing and self-care

Nurses spend their lives caring for others; in fact, they devote so much time to their patients (and families and loved ones) that they often push aside their own needs. To be sure, this selflessness is an honorable, admirable thing, but it can also lead to personal and professional burnout.

College peer educators fighting the infant mortality battle

College peer educators fighting the infant mortality battle

Last issue, Minority Nurse addressed infant mortality in minority communities, discussing some of the disparities, research, and solutions surrounding the issue. This piece was submitted as a supplement to "A Quiet Crisis: Racial Disparities and Infant Mortality"

Parental support for first-generation college students

For incoming freshmen, attending college can feel like entering a maze. But for first-generation students, that maze can have added twists and turns, as they may not have a role model or rule book to follow when starting out as a first-year student. 

NAINA Celebrates Third Biennial Educational Convention

NAINA Celebrates Third Biennial Educational Convention

More than 300 members of the National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA) gathered on October 5-6 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY, for the third biennial national convention, “Nurses at the Forefront of Healthcare Revolution: Challenges and Opportunities.” Motivational speaker, Stuart Robertshaw, EdD, JD (Dr. Humor), President and CEO of the National Association for the Humor Impaired, began the keynote speeches on the healing power of humor by demonstrating strategies to enhance humor and laughter for positive effects...

Dr. Adelita Cantu Selected as 2012 NAHN Nurse of the Year

Dr. Adelita Cantu

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) has selected Adelita Cantu, PhD, RN, as the recipient of the 2012 NAHN Nurse of the Year Award...

Minority Health for $200, Alex!

Minority Health for $200, Alex!

Are you a nursing educator who's looking for an interactive, engaging way to introduce your students to the issue of minority health disparities? Try the "virtual game show" So You Think You Know Minority Health?

“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

New Co-Pay Assistance Program Helps Fight Blood Cancer Disparities

New Co-Pay Assistance Program Helps Fight Blood Cancer Disparities

Because blood cancer medicines are expensive, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has launched a new program to help myeloma patients who are having trouble affording their prescriptions

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