Nursing students urged to be cognizant of personal bias

Treating the Whole Patient

Kenya Beard, a nationally leading research in race, implicitly bias and health care disparities, urged our School of Nursing students to recognize their biases so they could put them aside and treat each patient fully.

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e all come to the table with biases — from our immediate surroundings to our upbringing.

Kenya Beard, an advocate in diversity, inclusion and social justice, urged our School of Nursing students to recognize their prejudices so they could put them aside when treating our patients — and ensure everyone receives equal care.

“As health care providers, we strive to give the best care,” School of Nursing Dean Jean Lange said. “But it’s important to recognize that past experiences can frame how we think. She helps us recognize that understanding ourselves helps us to be more accepting of others who think differently.”

“Quinnipiac is where thoughtful leaders create safe spaces where students and faculty can demonstrate intellectual humility and encourage collective wisdom to improve the quality of health care,” she added.

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