Healthcare Racism Education for Undergraduate UT School of Nursing Students

Healthcare Racism Education for Undergraduate UT School of Nursing Students

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Kristen Tucker started this petition to University of Texas School of Nursing Students

We know the facts: people of color suffer worse healthcare outcomes. Do we know why? 

There are many social determinants that lead our patients of color to suffer from health conditions at higher rates than our white ones. As future nurses we should want to eliminate these disparities in health. In order to achieve this, we have to learn the context of how and why these disparities exist. Many of our courses skim over conversations of racism and we learn that race is a risk factor without learning why that is true. 

We need a course dedicated to providing us the contextual knowledge on why racial disparities in healthcare exist. We need a course that forces us to examine our biases and be uncomfortable. We need a course to educate us on racism so that we can more humbly and equitably care for patients of all races. Our future patients deserve for us to receive this education.

If "What Starts Here Changes The World", we should be striving to produce nurses with a strong understanding of how our biases impacts our patients. Our school should be a leader in medical racism education and set a precedent for other institutions to follow.

I need your support for the goal of adding a permanent course to the School of Nursing's Undergraduate Curriculum that will educate students on racism in healthcare. This is a necessary small step to moving towards closing the gaps of racial disparities in health. Let your voice be heard! 

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