NAHN DEI Journal Club

The NAHN Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is excited to announce the launch of the NAHN DEI Journal Club! Each month, the DEI Committee will recommend an article to encourage collective understanding and growth. Click below to read the featured articles. Want to discuss the articles each month? Join the conversation on our LinkedIn page

  • January 2023 - Addressing Health Disparities by Addressing Structural Racism and Implicit Bias in Nursing Education 
    Addressing racism and implicit bias starts during nursing education. According to Ochs (2023), there is currently little curricular evidence of DEI integration in nursing schools. This month’s DEI article explores the current issues nurse educator face related to structural racism and implicit bias. The author emphasizes the importance of integrating DEI competencies since new graduate nurses will utilize these when taking care of patients, which can have an impact on health outcomes. As nurses, it is vital to intentionally attend professional development workshops inside and outside of nursing to help promote DEI behaviors. Reducing structural racism and implicit bias early during a nursing career can positively impact the health outcomes of our communities. 

  • January 2023 - Sex Trafficking Victims at Their Junction with the Healthcare Setting—A Mixed-Methods Inquiry 
    January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. According to U.S. Department of State, "human trafficking disproportionately impacts racial and ethnic minorities, women and girls, LGBTQI+ individuals, vulnerable migrants, and other historically marginalized and underserved communities, our mission to combat human trafficking must always be connected to our broader efforts to advance equity and justice across our society.” This article highlights the need for education among healthcare providers in the care of human trafficking victims. 

  • December 2022 - The Invisible US Hispanic/Latino HIV Crisis: Addressing Gaps in the National Response
    December is HIV/AIDS Awareness Month and in the United States, there is an invisible HIV/AIDS crisis in the Hispanic/Latinx community. The federal government wants to end HIV transmission by 2030, but there are many concerns about the infection disparities in our community. This article speaks on the gaps in the national response to this crisis.

  • December 2022 - Yes, There Are Jews in Mexico. We’ve Been Here for a Very Long Time
    For many Latinxs, December is best known as the month of Christmas - a Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. However, Latinxs are an extremely diverse community, with many of us not being part of the Christian faith. There are Islamic Latinxs, Jewish Latinxs, Buddhist Latinxs, Hindu Latinxs, and so on. 

    Hanukkah is an eight day long Jewish celebration that commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C., where Jews rose up against their oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. 

    There is a long history of Jewish people in the Latinx Diaspora, especially in Mexico. This article is not a scholarly journal article, but one written by Ces Heredia, a Mexican-Jewish writer who went on a journey to understand more about the history of Mexican Jews.

  • November 2022 - Talking Circle For Young Adults (TC4YA) intervention: a culturally safe research exemplar 
    In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the featured article includes author and nurse scientist, Dr. Eugenia Millender. Dr. Eugenia Millender is an indigenous Afro-Caribbean Latina nurse scientist who has done work to support indigenous nursing research and mental health equity.  

  • November 2022 - Leadership Challenges in Building a Hispanic Nursing Workforce
    The second article featured in the DEI journal club focuses in November on the lack of Hispanic nurses in leadership positions. A publication by previous NAHN president, Dr. Norma Cuellar, highlights factors like a lack of role models and mentors. As members of NAHN, we are all called to be role models and mentors for other Hispanic men, women, students, and professionals in nursing. Dr. Cuellar’s call to action in 2018 is still relevant today.   

  • October 2022 - A Framework for Latino Nursing Leadership
    In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, the featured article will highlight one of our own NAHN members, Antonia M. Villarruel, RN, PhD; FAAN. The article “A Framework for Latino Nursing Leadership” was written by Dr. Villaruel, who served as NAHN President from 1996-1998. 

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