Inclusive leadership to guide nursing's response to improving health equity.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The purpose of this manuscript is to examine traditional models of leadership in nursing, and to provide a roadmap and specific recommendations for nurses at all levels to lead our profession through the next decade in achieving health equity. We examine current leadership frameworks in nursing and discuss ways to contemporize these frameworks to more explicitly center the expertise of clinicians and communities from historically marginalized backgrounds. Next, we examine the racial, gender, and able-bodied biases that impact nurses, and call upon nurses to examine and dismantle these biases. We discuss the roles of health systems and academic organizations in developing inclusive leaders, including through community engagement and true service-learning partnerships. Finally, we provide a set of recommendations for all nursing leaders across career stages to embrace inclusivity as they work to improve health equity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nikpour, J; Hickman, RL; Clayton-Jones, D; Gonzalez-Guarda, RM; Broome, ME

Published Date

  • November 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 70 / 6 Suppl 1

Start / End Page

  • S10 - S19

PubMed ID

  • 35459534

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-3968

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-6554

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.outlook.2022.02.006


  • eng