Did you know that Black patients are less likely to receive pain medication and mental health treatment compared to White patients?
This week, we asked Black nurses to weigh in on their experience with systemic racism and what needs to be done to eliminate it.
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Posted by NurseFly on Wednesday, July 1, 2020
The BLM movement has sparked discussion within the medical community about disparities and racial inequities in healthcare. Nurses from our community explain the lack of diversity in the medical field and how this affects patient care and perspectives.
“Race and systemic racism need to be deliberately discussed..”
Nurses of color from our community explain that ‘implicit bias’ affects our decisions and practices in healthcare more than we realize. We must work together to ensure that people of color have equal access to preventative services and treatment. We must train our future co-workers to identify racism and advocate for patients at risk for inequities.
If you seem something in your practice that seems unfair, say something. Help NurseFly change the world, one nurse at a time.
We are proud to support the National Black Nurses Association
A reason for this is implicit bias, it is taught in school, it is taught at home, and it’s definitely within our society.
Lack of diversity in the healthcare field. If you don’t have a doctor that looks like you or comes from the same cultural background as you a lot of times you don’t feel safe, we don’t feel heard, so that can create a lot of disparities and a lot of disconnects between the provider and patient.
Black communities have less access to preventive health services and other healthcare services in general.
Education in healthcare should include cultural sensitivity training.
Race and systemic racism need to be openly and deliberately discussed by future medical professionals in-school training.
It’s simply just to listen.
We also need to keep each other accountable, if there’s anything that we see that isn’t right, we have to speak up and advocate for all of our patients.
We need to treat our patients as individuals with different needs and experiences.
So we’re just asking you, to help us, change the world.