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Commentary on: Oozageer Gunowa N, Hutchinson M, Brooke J, et al. Pressure injuries and skin tone diversity in undergraduate nurse education: Qualitative perspectives from a mixed methods study. J Adv Nurs. 2021;77:4511–4524. doi: 10.1111/jan.14965. Epub 2021 Jul 10.
Implications for practice and research
Further research is required into any potential racial prejudice in healthcare education, including but not limited to pressure injuries (PI) training. This would allow for development of methods to recognise and reduce educators’ implicit racial bias and better address potentially affected patients’ outcomes.
Racial disparities can be decreased in practise by increasing prevalence of black and minority ethnic (BME) role models and implementing dedicated local training. Higher education institutes should, however, lead the process.
The current literature within the healthcare sector is replete with examples of significant racial inequalities.1 Particular focus has been given to implicit racial bias as …
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