Browsing: health disparities

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Nurse-Patient Demographics and DEI

BY BENJAMIN J. FOSTER, MBA
Healthcare disparities in the United States healthcare system have long been an issue. The disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on people of color forced organizations to take a closer look at what could and should be done to address disparities and inequities in our healthcare system.

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The Intersection of Empathy and Health Disparity

BY MELANIE A. PRINCE, MSN, BSN, NE-BC, CCM, FAAN
Have you ever used design thinking? I recently did an academic project about this concept. Design thinking is a human-centered approach for complex problem solving, creativity and innovation using dialogue, interactive engagement and learning to address individual biases and challenges to the status quo.

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Integrating Physical and Mental Social Determinants of Health

BY REBECCA PEREZ, MSN, RN, CCM Behavioral healthcare in the United States falls perilously short of being a functional, effective system. Mental health and substance use disorders (MH/SUD) are universally categorized as behavioral health disorders, and this label will be used throughout this article (Knutson, 2021). Currently, available services are underfunded,…

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Identifying Health Disparities; Striving for Health Equity

BY MICHAEL B. GARRETT, MS, CCM, CVE, BCPA INTRODUCTION In light of the racial and justice issues impacting the United States that have reverberated around the world, there is a growing awareness of the impact of racism and other forms of discriminatory actions impacting the health and safety of marginalized populations.…