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Boston Nurse Wins National Award for Outstanding Filipino American Women

For Gretheline R. Bolandrina, BSN, RN, CRRN, being recognized for outstanding service to the nursing profession and the community is nothing new.

A Model Approach to Culturally Competent AIDS Care

Because the AIDS epidemic in America so disproportionately affects minority populations--especially African Americans and Latinos--culturally competent approaches to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention are absolutely essential to eliminating the disparities.

Office of Minority Health Awards $12 Million in Katrina Relief Grants

Opinion polls have shown that many Americans feel the U.S. government’s initial response to Hurricane Katrina was ineffective at best, incompetent and even racist at worst.

Worth 1,000 Words

Worth 1,000 Words

This culturally competent wellness education DVD, sponsored by the HMO Kaiser Permanente in partnership with the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Institute of Church Administration and Management, comes with a guidebook covering healthy eating, exercise, health ris

Asian Women Less Likely to Have Breast-Conserving Surgery

Breast-conserving surgery--i.e., lumpectomy rather than a disfiguring mastectomy--has increasingly become the standard treatment for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer.

Hispanic Physicians Launch Obesity Prevention Campaign

“The nation cannot afford to ignore the obesity crisis and its [health] consequences--especially among Hispanics, a fast-growing population that has a prevalence of being obese.

Native American Health Research Programs Receive $6 Million in Grants

A Navajo Nation project to develop a Navajo Ethnomedical Encyclopedia. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium research projects focusing on issues such as autoimmune liver disease and smoking prevention.

Cultural Competence. . .from the Patient’s Perspective

The term cultural competence is finally starting to become common parlance in the nursing profession. Although various definitions of cultural competence exist, when minority health experts talk about “culturally sensitive care” most nurses pretty much understand what this means.

Taking Charge of Our Own Future: Philippine Nurses Association of America Convenes in Kansas City

“Creating Partnership for a Preferred Future” was the theme of the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA)’s 26th Annual National Convention, held last summer in Kansas City.

Administration on Aging Awards Grants to Tribal Elders

The federal Administration on Aging (AoA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently awarded some $30 million in grants to support community programs and services designed to help American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal elders lead healthier lives.

University of the Philippines Nursing Faculty Fund Needs You!

Attention, Filipino nurses: If you are an alumnus of the University of the Philippines-Manila College of Nursing (UPCN), or if you simply want to show your support for this venerable educational institution, UPCN's newly established Faculty Endowment Fund hopes to hear from you.

Diabetes Disparities On the Rise in Hawaii

The most recent Hawaii Diabetes Report, released earlier this year by the Hawaii State Department of Health's Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, reveals that this serious disease is a major public health problem in the Aloha State-and it is hitting people of Native Hawaiian, Filipino and Japanese ancestry particularly hard.

Worth 1, 000 Words

The Fox Chase nursing department's new Council for Diversity Recruitment is playing a key role in helping to recruit and retain a diverse, inclusive and culturally sensitive nursing staff.

Fall Must-Haves: Reading, Resources and Recruitment Tools

Minority Nurse is pleased to present our own version of that venerable standby, the Fall Shopping Guide. Best of all, many of the items featured here are free!

Help Pilot-Test a Culturally Competent Breast Biopsy Education Program

Why is it that African American and Hispanic women have lower incidence rates of breast cancer than white women but higher mortality rates?

Why Don’t More Hispanics Participate in Clinical Trials?

According to the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation, Hispanics account for 13% of the U.S. population but only 1% of participants in clinical trials for new treatments for serious conditions like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.

“Getting to the Heart” of Culturally Competent Care

There are currently some 500 American Indian tribes in the U.S., each with its own unique cultural beliefs, customs and traditions...

UIC Nursing School Brings AIDS Education to Malawi

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research to launch an unusual AIDS prevention community outreach project—unusual because the communities are located in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in Africa.

The Face of Nursing Faculty 2001-2002: Still White and Female

Despite the efforts of many of the nation’s nursing schools to recruit more minorities and men into their faculty ranks over the past year, a new report from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) paints a disappointing picture of the continued lack of diversity in the world of nursing academia.


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