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Historical Foundations of Racial Disparities in US Health Care is a Course

Historical Foundations of Racial Disparities in US Health Care

1 credit

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Course Description:

The goal of the Historical Foundations of Racial Disparities in US Health Care course is to appreciate the impact of the history of racism in the United States for the provision of health care today.

We hope that by the end of this course you will understand how and why race, as a category, has developed and applied; what the impact of historical factors have been on racial disparities in health care today; and the strategies we can employ for enhancing social justice in nursing.

This course was created by Kylie Smith, BA (Hons), PhD. Kylie is the Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellow for Nursing and the Humanities and works with the School of Nursing, the Centre for Ethics, the Centre for Human Health and the College of Arts and Sciences to build collaborations between nursing and the liberal arts. Kylie was awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in English and History and a PhD in History from the University of Wollongong in Australia. Before coming to Emory, Kylie worked in the School of Nursing at the University of Wollongong where she researched mental health nursing history and taught reflective practice. Kylie has also worked in multicultural HIV/AIDS health promotion in Sydney, Australia and studied scriptwriting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School.

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Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  Attendees to this CNE activity will be awarded 1.0 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours from ENPDC.

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