Tackle racism, says researcher
Calls for nursing to address racism and prejudice as a matter of urgency. By Linda Belardi.
Nurses have continued to deny the issue of racism in the profession that continues unabated and unaddressed, says Scott W. Trueman, a Queensland mental health nurse educator. In a recent article in the Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Trueman called on the profession to seriously commit to addressing racism, which has become a sleeper issue in nursing. "To continue the historical path of denial or ambivalence concerning this issue declines the responsibility of creating an honest, racist-free profession. Anything less equates to dishonesty," he said. Trueman told Nursing Review...
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