Implicit Bias and Healthcare

Implicit bias is defined as the lack of awareness of your own potential unconscious biases. It is been noted that healthcare providers may not be aware of their actions and may suggest that these biases are active when providing care to patients (Marcelin, Siraj, Victor, Kotadia & Maldonado, 2019). Patients from under represented groups inContinue reading “Implicit Bias and Healthcare”

Health Disparities

The past few days the citizens have been protesting the death of a Black man (George Floyd & so many others) by the hands of the police. It has been heart breaking to say the least. COVID-19 pandemic and this latest death of a Black man by the police while three other policeman watched hasContinue reading “Health Disparities”

United States Has A Problem

All day I have been watching what has been going on in major cities in this country; Houston, Dallas, New York, D.C., Los Angles, Las Vegas, and Atlanta. RACISM impacts all areas of life in the United States, including healthcare. This issue influences our individual health and wellness and should be addressed to make theContinue reading “United States Has A Problem”

Day 49 of Working at Home

I am fortunate enough as a registered nurse to work at home during this pandemic. Today is international Nursing Day, May 12, 2020. I would be re missed not to think about my colleagues and peers working in the trenches. Concerns of COVID-19 We don’t know when this pandemic will end but the mental effectsContinue reading “Day 49 of Working at Home”

Happy Nurses Day!

The American Nurses Association (ANA) stated 2020 is the year of the nurse, Today is Nurses Day, May 6th, and International Nurses Day is May 12th. I want to wish all my peers and colleagues Happy Nurses Day! Nurses have been deemed hero’s during COVID-19, and it’s appreciated. Nurses are doing what they do allContinue reading “Happy Nurses Day!”

What Are You Doing To Reduce Your Stress?

There are many things we can do to reduce stress, and many chose different options that include exercise, meditation, cooking, watching television, movies, or creating something. I engage in many things to manage my stress, that include Zumba, jump roping, bike riding and coloring. Yes, coloring, I shared this with a friend and he saidContinue reading “What Are You Doing To Reduce Your Stress?”