Nursing programs address racism, prejudice: Editorial

January 19, 2021
A recent article by Laura Beaulne-Stuebing discusses the ways that nursing programs in Canada are dealing with racism. Beaulne-Stuebing identifies concerns about nursing curricula, such as the use of racial caricatures within case studies, and describes how educators and the Canadian Association of Schools and Nursing (CASN) are calling for change. As part of this effort, CASN recently developed a framework focused on the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action. The framework includes initiatives such as increasing the number of Indigenous people working in health care and developing a required course focused on Indigenous health issues. “I’ve never seen [before now] this level of commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion issues,” said CASN President Cynthia Baker. “I don’t think it’s a flash-in-the-pan type of thing.” University Affairs (National)