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During their 14 weeks in her course, Bousseau hopes students grow from "terrified" to comfortable speaking about race.
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.
"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?
LatinX is a gender-neutral neologism, sometimes used to refer to people of Latin American cultural or ethnic identity in the United States.
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.
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.
Conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age contribute to longevity, says Catherine Taylor, executive director of Age-Friendly Rhode Island.
Systemic racism has been at the root of COVID-19 racial disparities, say experts.
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 can be an incredible opportunity for us to take stock of how we are living our lives," says Julia Kamenetsky, clinical psychologist.