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Building Inclusive Clinic workshop scheduled in Kirksville

In collaboration with NCCJ St Louis we are providing the Building Inclusive Clinics workshops in Kirksville this Spring. The BIC is a one day introductory inclusion workshop that provides awareness-building through short presentations, experiential activities, reflection and dialogue. Participants will: Develop an awareness of one’s self in the process of socialization and one’s role in […]

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12 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Closing The Gap: Increasing Access and Equity

The International Council of Nurses, a a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations, has released the Closing the gap:Increasing Access and Equity toolkit. The document looks at gaps in the health status and life expectancy between different populations. It also looks at the importance of the social determinants of health and the role […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on African American nurses: a coalition for African American health care

African American nurses: a coalition for African American health care

African Americans have the highest death rate from the two leading causes of death in America. This group of Americans also has the highest rate among the under insured/uninsured and poverty stricken. As such, a large segment of this population uses health care practices that may not include the resources of the conventional health care […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Provider attitudes regarding participation of women and persons of color in AIDS clinical trials

Provider attitudes regarding participation of women and persons of color in AIDS clinical trials

Provider attitudes and perceptions that may influence recruitment and enrollment of diverse patients into AIDS clinical trials were examined by conducting a cross-sectional survey of all HIV/AIDS providers at a municipal teaching hospital. Providers were less likely to feel confident explaining trials to non-English-speaking patients (p < .05). Providers also reported being more confident of […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on “We picked the wrong one to sterilise”: the role of nursing in the eugenics movement in Alberta, 1920-1940

“We picked the wrong one to sterilise”: the role of nursing in the eugenics movement in Alberta, 1920-1940

The opening decades of the twentieth century were years in which the Canadian government actively recruited immigrants from the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States to assist in the settlement of western Canada. The immigration waves that followed contained large numbers of non-English speaking people of eastern European heritage. As these numbers increased, the […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on A prospective study of hypertension and risk of uterine leiomyomata

A prospective study of hypertension and risk of uterine leiomyomata

Although uterine leiomyomata (also known as fibroids or myomas) affect the reproductive health and well-being of approximately 25% of premenopausal women, risk factors are poorly understood. Elevated diastolic blood pressure may increase fibroid risk through uterine smooth muscle injury, not unlike atherosclerosis. The authors prospectively examined the relation between diastolic blood pressure and incidence of […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Project for minority nurses (in the new millennium model)

The Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Project for minority nurses (in the new millennium model)

This article describes the development of a model designed to enhance and develop minority nurses. Select literature on leadership and diversity are highlighted. Background information that was pertinent to the development of the model is provided, as well as some brief information on how the model is being used in an ongoing project.

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