Race and Racism Discourse in U.S. Nursing

Race and Racism Discourse in U.S. Nursing

Abstract and Introduction Abstract Racism has historically been entrenched in both nursing and nursing education in the United States, despite deliberate efforts to raise awareness about how racism can cause health disparities in ethnic minority patients. To date,...
Race and Racism Discourse in U.S. Nursing

COVID-19 Age-Adjusted Death Rates, by Race and Ethnicity

Abstract and Introduction Introduction Disparities in COVID-19 death rates by race and ethnicity have been reported in the United States.[1,2] In response to these disparities, preventive, medical care, and social service assistance programs were implemented to lessen...
Heart Attack Care Not Equal for Women and People of Color

Heart Attack Care Not Equal for Women and People of Color

Radiating chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, lightheadedness. Everyone knows the telltale signs of a heart attack. Yet a new study shows that despite this widespread recognition, heart attacks aren’t attended to quickly across the board. Historically, the...
APA Targets Structural Racism, Offers Solutions

APA Targets Structural Racism, Offers Solutions

The negative consequences of structural racism on mental health, and opportunities for change, are the focus of a special theme issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry (AJP), released to coincide with the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting. The...
Millions of Federal Dollars Available to Tackle COVID Health Gaps

Millions of Federal Dollars Available to Tackle COVID Health Gaps

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Biden administration in March 2021 announced it was investing $2.25 billion to address covid health disparities, the largest federal funding initiative...