Diversity is having a seat at the table, inclusion is having a voice, and belonging is having that voice be heard.
The MFP is an initiative staffed by ANA with funding from SAMHSA, making fellowships available to ethnic and racial psychiatric nursing students who are enrolled full time in an accredited master’s/doctoral nursing program.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
This week’s recommended Health and Wellness Activity
HEALTH DISPARITY RELATED ARTICLES
Nearly 90% of Patients with Opioid Use Disorder Lack Medication Access (opens new window)
The United States overdose epidemic continues to worsen, but most patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) lack potentially life-saving medication access, according to new findings published in the International Journal of Drug Policy. Since the beginning of the opioid epidemic in the late 1990s, the number of drug overdose deaths has quadrupled, according to CDC data. Opioids continue to be the leading cause of overdose, involved in three-quarters of past-year deaths. Read more (opens new window)
Impact of rubric weight on holistic admissions for underrepresented students in nursing (opens new window)
Recommendations to address US health inequities include increasing nursing workforce diversity. Holistic admissions review (HAR) is a strategy to increase underrepresented student admission. This study's purpose was to evaluate HAR's effect on the cohort's racial composition and the effect of adjusting criteria weight on overall rubric scores. Read more (opens new window)
Racist experiences linked to reduced memory scores, studies find (opens new window)
The separate studies evaluated 1,000 middle-aged adults and 468 adults who were 90 and older. One recent study shows that Alzheimer’s disease disproportionately affects Black and Latino people while another suggests that there is a link between experiencing structural and interpersonal racism and disparities in cognitive aging among ethnic and racial groups. Read more (opens new window)
Why tween girls especially are struggling so much (opens new window)
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently declared a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health, as rates of depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts skyrocketed during the pandemic. But youth mental health had been deteriorating for some time before the pandemic, as psychologists like me have been noticing for at least 10 years. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Congratulations to Norma Martinez Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN, for being among the American Academy of Nursing's 2022 Living Legends. She will be recognized this fall at the 2022 Health Policy Conference. Read more (opens new window)
American Nurses Association Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation's Healthy Nurse Spotlight features Shaquita Starks, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC. Read more (opens new window)
Season 2, episode 9 of “Mental Health Trailblazers, Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up!” is available at emfp.org/news/mental-health-trailblazers-podcast.
Why are maternal mortality rates in America, the wealthiest country in the world, the worst amongst economically advanced countries? And why, despite knowing the reasons mothers are dying in the process of giving life and what should be done to improve things, are things getting worse, especially for women of color? MFP Alumna Dr. Agnes White provides context and offers solutions for what our host Indrias Kassaye suggests is one of great paradoxes of life in America today.
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