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Diversity in STEM: Racism and Bias in the Nursing Profession and Nursing Research

Librarian-curated list of resources for diversity initiatives in STEM fields.

Articles about Racism and Implicit Bias in Nursing

Bennett, C., Hamilton, E. K., & Rochani, H. (2019). Exploring race in nursing: Teaching nursing students about racial inequality using the historical lens. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 24(2). doi:10.3912/OJIN.Vol24No02PPT20

Clark, N., & Saleh, N. (2019). Applying critical race feminism and intersectionality to narrative inquiry: A point of resistance for Muslim nurses donning a hijab. Advances in Nursing Science, 42(2), 156-171. doi:10.1097/ANS.0000000000000267

Cottingham, M. D., Johnson, A. H., & Erickson, R. J. (2018). “I can never be too comfortable”: Race, gender, and emotion at the hospital bedside. Qualitative Health Research, 28(1), 145-158. doi:10.1177/1049732317737980

Gatewood, E., Broholm, C., Herman, J., & Yingling, C. (2019). Making the invisible visible: Implementing an implicit bias activity in nursing education. Journal of Professional Nursing, 35(6), 447-451. doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2019.03.004

Georges, C. A. (2010). Honoring black nurses. American Journal of Nursing, 110(2), 7. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000368026.71836.26

Kueakomoldej, S. (2018). The cure for the racist patient? American Journal of Nursing, 118(11), 11. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000547644.23403.da

Ludwig-Beymer, P. (2018). Respect and racism. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 29(2), 121-122. doi:10.1177/1043659617747687

Matza, M. R., Garon, M. B., & Que‐Lahoo, J. (2018). Developing minority nurse leaders: The anchor and the rope. Nursing Forum, 53(3), 348-357. doi:10.1111/nuf.12261

Moceri, J. T. (2014). Hispanic nurses’ experiences of bias in the workplace. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 25(1), 15-22. doi:10.1177/1043659613504109

Mortell, S. (2013). Delving into diversity-related conflict. Nursing Management, 44(4), 28-33. doi:10.1097/01.NUMA.0000428199.29636.0f

Narayan, M. C. (2019). CE: Addressing implicit bias in nursing: A review. American Journal of Nursing, 119(7), 36-43. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000569340.27659.5a

Persaud, S. (2019). Addressing unconscious bias: A nurse leader's role. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 43(2), 130-137. doi:10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000348

Roberts, D., Moussa, M., & Sherrod, D. (2011). Foster cultural responsiveness on your unit. Nursing Management, 42(9), 52-54. doi:10.1097/01.NUMA.0000403281.42497.a8

Snyder, C. R., & Schwartz, M. R. (2019). Experiences of workplace racial discrimination among people of color in healthcare professions. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 26(3), 96-107. 

Truitt, A. R., & Snyder, C. R. (2020). Racialized experiences of black nursing professionals and certified nursing assistants in long-term care settings. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 31(3), 312-318. doi:10.1177/1043659619863100

Waite, R., & Nardi, D. (2019). Nursing colonialism in America: Implications for nursing leadership. Journal of Professional Nursing, 35(1), 18-25. doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2017.12.013

Waite, R., Sawyer, L., & Waite, D. (2020). A call to action for community/public health nurses: Treat structural racism as the critical social determinant of health it is. Public Health Nursing, 37(2), 147–148.

Weitzel, J., Luebke, J., Wesp, L., Del Carmen Graf, M., Ruiz, A., Dressel, A., & Mkandawire-Valhmu, L. (2020). The role of nurses as allies against racism and discrimination: An analysis of key resistance movements of our time. Advances in Nursing Science, 43(2), 102-113. doi:10.1097/ANS.0000000000000290

Book Chapters About Racism and Implicit Bias in Nursing

Articles about Racism and Implicit Bias in Nursing Research

Rubin, S. L. (2014). The clinical trials nurse as subject advocate for minority and culturally diverse research subjects. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 25(4), 383-387. doi:10.1177/1043659614523999

Thurman, W. A., Johnson, K. E., & Sumpter, D. F. (2019). Words matter: An integrative review of institutionalized racism in nursing literature. Advances in Nursing Science, 42(2), 89-108. doi:10.1097/ANS.0000000000000265

Yeager, K. A., & Bauer-Wu, S. (2013). Cultural humility: Essential foundation for clinical researchers. Applied Nursing Research, 26(4), 251-256. doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2013.06.008

Last Updated

This list, compiled by Reference & Instruction Librarian Carrie Levinson, was last updated 8/6/20.

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