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Creating a Safe Space to Talk about Race

During their 14 weeks in her course, Bousseau hopes students grow from "terrified" to comfortable speaking about race.

What is Cultural Competence & Why is it Critical for RIC's School of Nursing?

Lack of cultural competence interferes with the quality of care patients of color and non-English-speaking patients receive, says alumna Valerie Almeida-Monroe, director of clinical services at Clinica Esperanza.

Student Nurses of Color & New Taskforce Ignite Call to Action

"When we talk about diversifying the nursing workforce, we need to ask why there is a lack of diversity," says Turnipseed. "Why are student nurses of color struggling? What is different about their experiences than their white counterparts?

Exploring the term “Latinx”

LatinX is a gender-neutral neologism, sometimes used to refer to people of Latin American cultural or ethnic identity in the United States.

The Pandemic's Effect on the Opioid Epidemic

While COVID-19 takes hundreds of lives each day, RIC alumnus and Cranston Police Officer Joshua Brown is busy saving lives from death by overdose.

Pandemic Exposes Long-Standing Problems in Nursing Homes

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has given us a real opportunity to re-think nursing homes and to transform long-term care, says Catherine Taylor, executive director of Age-Friendly Rhode Island.

Age-Friendly R.I. Promotes Keys to Longevity

Conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age contribute to longevity, says Catherine Taylor, executive director of Age-Friendly Rhode Island.

Misinformation in a Time of Pandemic

Information is power, particularly in a time of pandemic. People make decisions based on the information they're given and that information can either promote their health or be potentially harmful. 

Social Distancing May Just Bring Us Closer to Ourselves

"Social distancing can be an incredible opportunity for us to take stock of how we are living our lives," says Julia Kamenetsky, clinical psychologist.