Cultural Diversity

How RNs Can Practice Patient Advocate Nursing

Written by Brian Engard Registered nurses are the most frequent point of contact with patients in healthcare. They “provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members,” according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They …

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A TED Talk Tribute To Nurses [VIDEO]

This heartwarming Ted Talk is a glimpse into a 5-year journey of over 100 interviews with Nurses across America. Carolyn Jones discusses big health issues like aging, war, poverty, and prisons. She also gains insight from these interviews as to what made them become Nurses. Jones advocates for the diversity …

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What To Know Before You Become A Correctional Nurse

Have you ever considered your profession in a prison? Have you wondered what it’s like to be a Nurse in a prison? Perhaps you didn’t realize that prisons employ Nurses. It’s a necessity for the prisoners as they are patients with medical conditions that have been neglected for years. If …

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Important Questions Regarding Your Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Proficiency

Cultural Diversity The emergence of cultural diversity in today’s society has impacted the inner-framework of the healthcare sector. By the year 2043, studies predict that the current ethnic and racial minority group populations will become the new majority. Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence are topics that carry weight and emphasis …

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More Men Becoming Nurses

Two men discuss their career paths in a female dominated work environment, Nursing. Brian Medley and Zain Rehman talk Nursing shortages, specialty options, salary, and more. Read below to find out more about the interview. Brian Medley, a nurse at Lurie Children’s Hospital, and Zain Rehman, a nurse at Advocate …

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Cultural Competency: Matters of Modesty

Growing up, we were taught to be modest. As we became adults and more comfortable with who we are as a person, modesty may have become more important in our lives, or perhaps, less important. It depends on our personal circumstances and beliefs. Whatever our personal feelings are, as a …

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10 Tips On Providing Culturally Competent Care To LGBTQ Patients

How knowledgeable are you about the LGBTQ community and their healthcare issues? Do you know enough about the terms used in this community, such as the word queer? It doesn’t mean what it used to mean. As the LGBTQ community becomes more comfortable coming out and expressing themselves, hopefully they …

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Crocheted Octopus Dolls Helping Preemies Thrive

Do you or someone you know, love to knit or crochet? Perhaps you’d be interested in putting those skills to work for a terrific cause. Check out what they’re doing in England and other parts of the world to help preemies thrive. By crocheting an octopus and giving it to …

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A More Diverse America Needs Health Care Adjustments

How can you properly care for a patient if you don’t understand their personal needs? Communication is key. Making a patient comfortable goes far beyond providing warm blankets. It is about the patient trusting you and knowing you have things in common that show them you understand how they feel …

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Your Hospital Isn’t Deliberate About Diversity In Leadership? Meet Antoinette Hardy-Waller, The Woman Out To Change That

Are you considering furthering your education? Is a PhD a goal of yours? This article will give you good information and some terrific role models. It also encourages you to go for your PhD sooner, rather than later. As our population continues to grow and people live longer, the need …

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