Each week a quote is shared for your consideration. Some quotes might offer comfort, hope, a challenge, a chuckle, or inspiration. You may or may not agree with the quote, but it is offered simply to help you reflect and ponder.
Look for something positive in every day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.
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
America's Diverse Adolescents (opens new window)
Adolescents in the United States reflect the changing racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic structure of the increasingly diverse U.S. population. If adults who work with youth understand the demographic characteristics and diversity of adolescents, they can do a better job of planning and delivering health services to this population that are accessible, culturally responsive, and equitable. Read more (opens new window)
Restoring trust in research among historically underrepresented communities: A call to action for antiracism research in nursing (opens new window)
Background: Health disparities and inequities among historically underrepresented populations represent a public health crisis. Purpose: This manuscript describes how use of an antiracism framework, an evidence-based approach to addressing systemic barriers, can assist with restoring trust in historically underrepresented communities that have experienced harm by researchers. Read more (opens new window)
LGBTQ People Share Why They're Happy to Be Alive After Suicidal Ideation (opens new window)
The suicidal thoughts almost got to 13-year-old AJ Frederick in November. He came close to ending his life, but stopped before he could hurt himself. He thought about not seeing his pets again, or his parents. “I realized that I don’t want to die, and I realized that I need help,” he said — more professional help than what he could get from talking to his therapist for an hour during biweekly appointments. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Congratulations to John Lowe, RN, PhD, FAAN, on co-authoring a recently published Science Direct Journal Article titled, "Restoring trust in research among historically underrepresented communities: A call to action for antiracism research in nursing." Dr. Lowe is a Joseph Blades Centennial Memorial Professor in Nursing at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. Read more (opens new window)
Photo Highlights: MFP/ANA Fellows attended the Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship Program (IMFP) orientation in collaboration with the ANCC Magnet Conference, October 12-13, in Philadelphia, PA.
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