Diversity in Healthcare: What You Need to Know Right Now

Diversity in Healthcare: What You Need to Know Right Now

Diversity (or lack thereof) in nursing and healthcare. I remember it being a one-hour lecture in nursing school. We didn’t go into much detail. We talked about how to navigate cultural differences. We were told to ignore racial epithets from patients and “focus on the person, not their words.” I remember one of my nonblack classmates stating, “It’s 2010. No one is racist anymore. Why are we even going over this? Some people are so dramatic.” At that moment, I should have stood up and shouted, “You’re wrong! It still exists. Until you experience it, you can’t speak about it!” But I was still...

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