Cultural Humility in PMH Nursing: Race

Racism continues to profoundly impact the health and wellness of individuals and communities across the nation. Psychiatric-mental health nurses address racial inequalities as they provide culturally sensitive care. These resources provide information about the role of race and culture in mental health, current research on the impact of racism, and more.

APNA Resources

Complicating the Nature of the Individual in Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)
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Social Determinants of Health: A Missing Piece of the Puzzle in Mental Health and Whole Health Care
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Mini-Concurrent Sessions: I'm Not Crazy! Destigmatizing Schizophrenia in the African American Community; Empirical Validation of the Racial/Ethnic/Cultural Sensitivity Scale
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Trauma Competencies and Culture: Embracing Diversity
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June 2020 President's Message: Response to Events Over the Past Week

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APNA Commitment to Change

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The Racial Divide
APNA Member Bridge

An APNA member discussion of ways to address systemic inequalities and racism, and how psychiatric-mental health nurses can support the mental health needs of the nation while combating these issues.

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Resources from Outside Organizations

Promoting Equity and Reducing Disparities
SAMHSA Center for Excellence in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

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The Effects of Racism on Mental Health: How to Cope
Anxiety and Depression Association of America

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Racial/Ethnic Differences in Mental Health Service Use among Adults
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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Working with African American/Black Patients
American Psychiatric Association

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The Nurse’s Role in Addressing Discrimination: Protecting and Promoting Inclusive Strategies in Practice Settings, Policy, and Advocacy
American Nurses Association

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Combating Bias and Stigma Related to COVID-19
American Psychological Association

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Understanding Racism
American Psychological Association

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Racism and Mental Health
Royal College of Psychiatrists

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Talking about Race
National Museum of African American History & Culture

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Race & Ethnicity Educational Resources
Teaching Tolerance

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Race Forward

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Creating Conversations on Justice
TEDx Talks

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Implicit Association Test
Harvard University

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Therapy for Black Girls

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Minority Fellowship Program: Discussing Culture using Experiences in the Training Relationship Webinar
SAMHSA

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Research

Racism as a Determinant of Health: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
National Institutes of Health

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Reducing Racial Inequities in Health: Using What We Already Know to Take Action
National Institutes of Health

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Suggested Reading

Bosher, S. D., & Pharris, M. D. (Eds.) (2009). Transforming nursing education: The culturally inclusive environment. Springer Publishing Company.
Carnegie, M. E. (2000). The path we tread: Blacks in nursing worldwide: 1854-1994. Jones & Bartlett.
Diangelo, R. (2018). White fragility: Why it’s so hard for White people to talk about racism. Beacon Press.
Hine, D. C. (1989). Black women in white: Racial conflict and cooperation in the nursing profession, 1890-1950. Indiana University Press.
Jones, C., & Shorter-Gooden, K. (2003). Shifting: The double lives of Black women in America. HarperCollins.
Skloot, R. (2010). The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. Crown Publishers.

 

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