Jul 22, 2020
Combatting racism together
The Canadian Nurse website is turning its attention to the issue of racism — particularly anti-Black racism — in nursing and health care. Our aim is to give a voice to those who have experienced racism or want to speak out against it.
Upcoming articles include:
- August 10:
Do unto others, by Barb Shellian, editor-in-chief
- August 13:
‘Where are you really from?’ Why nurses must confront the racism in health care, by Michelle Danda (with video)
- August 17:
Finding my voice: An Indigenous nurse tells how it feels to experience racism, discrimination, by Nicole Johnstone (with video)
- August 20:
The unbearable whiteness of nursing, by Abe Oudshoorn (with video)
- August 24:
It’s time to use my voice to support Black Lives Matter, by Erin Weisbeck (with video)
- August 27:
Survey reveals gaps and opportunities in multicultural nursing education, by Donna M. Wilson, Carolina F. S. Benedetti, and Jean A. C. Triscott
- August 31:
An open letter to CNA on the ‘reality’ of racism in nursing, by Nadia Prendergast, Geraldine Abumbi, and Lystra Beausoleil
Canadian Nurse and the Canadian Nurses Association believe everyone should be able to work, live and receive care free of racism or any form of discrimination. We are committed to listening to and learning from our members, patients and communities about how we can overcome racism and take decisive actions to address systemic racism within the profession and the health-care system.
If you want to share your experiences on racism, please consider submitting an article.