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Report of Key Findings & Press
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Nursing Narratives: Racism and the Pandemic, Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University 09:00 – Registration, Level 6 reception area 09:30 – Plenary: Professor Carol Baxter, author of The Black Nurse: An Endangered Species, Hallam Hall 09:50 – Evidence 1: Overview of the project and headline research findings: Research team, Hallam Hall 11:00 – Break Tea and Coffee in HallamContinue reading “Conference Timetable”
Conference and film launch for Nursing Narratives: Racism and the Pandemic
Sat, 5 March 2022 09:30 – 16:30 GMT Hallam Hall, City Campus, Owen Building, Sheffield City Centre,S1 2LX Tickets here. ‘Racism like a virus spreads and causes significant harm.’ Nursing Narratives: Racism and the Pandemic (an AHRC/UKRI Rapid Response to Covid-19 research project) has taken a grass-roots approach to understand the experiences of Black andContinue reading “Conference and film launch for Nursing Narratives: Racism and the Pandemic”
We Black nurses, are there.
Karen Hutchinson MSC RMN.RGN. 38 years and still counting. I am really saddened by the lack of the media representation of Black nurses and indeed people of colour in the fight against COVID-19. But I am not surprised. After 38 years of working as a nurse in various health settings… this is my unfortunate ‘norm’. IContinue reading “We Black nurses, are there.”
Give Us a Break – Racism in Nursing.
This is a nurse’s reality, written in confidence to protect against backlash. When I decided to become a nurse all of those years ago, it was simply because I wanted to care for people; human beings as people. It would never have been the case that I only wanted to care for or work withContinue reading “Give Us a Break – Racism in Nursing.”
Understanding wariness in the Black community over the COVID-19 vaccine.
Adedolapo Adeleke on the need to build community trust. “I am not taking the vaccine, I do not trust it. I think it’s too soon to have a vaccine.” This was the response I got when I asked a friend if they were going to take the COVID 19 vaccine. This reluctance to receiving theContinue reading “Understanding wariness in the Black community over the COVID-19 vaccine.”
2020 – A year when everything stood still.
Covid through the eyes of an ICU nurse. Last year on the 23rdMarch 2020 I volunteered to work in the intensive care unit from my base which was a dermatology out-patients department. It has been a year since the Covid 19 outbreak happened. We were certain that we would be redeployed to other areas. SinceContinue reading “2020 – A year when everything stood still.”
“Isn’t racism a crime? …I felt like ethnic minority nurses were left to die”
An overseas nurse manager tells her story. Sixteen years ago, I arrived in the UK, an overseas nurse with dreams and aspirations. I was told you could be whatever you want from an inspirational leader and I held that very close to my heart. I was naïve when I came to the UK, it wasContinue reading ““Isn’t racism a crime? …I felt like ethnic minority nurses were left to die””
Don’t Tell Me Britain Isn’t Structurally Racist
Read Riel’s story. I have worked in the Middle East for 10 years, but because of my sexuality it proved to be difficult, so a good friend of mine encouraged me to apply as a nurse in the UK. I was hesitant because I lost £1000 to a fraudulent UK agency, when I applied someContinue reading “Don’t Tell Me Britain Isn’t Structurally Racist”