Rooting Out White Supremacy and Implementing Antiracism in Nursing Education
Discussing racism is challenging for nurse educators and nursing students, because White privilege and racial inequities are deeply embedded and normalized in our societal structures. Avoiding the topic of racism in nursing education renders White supremacy invisible and serves to perpetuate racial discrimination and disparities in health care. Nursing education has the potential to train both faculty and students to recognize and dismantle oppressive attitudes, structures, and practices that have led to negative health outcomes for patients. Equipping nurse educators with the tools to understand and address White supremacy as well as to educate themselves and their students about antiracist language, self-care, and patient care is an important step toward promoting health and creating an antiracist society.
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