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Combating discrimination and inequality

11 July 2019
Volume 28 · Issue 13

Dear Editor,

I found the article ‘Black, Asian and minority ethnic female nurses: colonialism, power and racism’ (Brathwaite, 2018) quite poignant as Beverly Brathwaite calls attention to serious discrimination and inequality that exists globally in the nursing profession today.

It is an issue that needs to be further evaluated and discussed so that we may better understand and combat it in the future. Brathwaite summarises her findings succinctly among her final words: ‘Additionally, what is needed now, and in the future, is change in the organisational structure of the NHS. There needs to be more ethnicities and gender diversity in senior positions and those in daily contact with patients to not only acknowledge racism but understand how organisational structures and culture perpetuate racism’ (Brathwaite, 2018:257).

I believe that engaging in discussion and addressing instances of discrimination could solve global nursing dilemmas.

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