Time for nursing to eradicate hair discrimination

Cox, Georgina, Sobrany, Sheila ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0881-2946, Jenkins, Emerald, Musipa, Cledwyn and Darbyshire, Philip ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6875-7144 (2021) Time for nursing to eradicate hair discrimination. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 30 (9-10) . e45-e47. ISSN 0962-1067 [Article] (doi:10.1111/jocn.15708)

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Nurses worldwide have been rightly lauded for their tireless contributions during the global COVID‐19 pandemic. Amid a serious global shortage, nursing remains plagued by recruitment and retention problems as it struggles to attract, educate and retain the best potential nurses who reflect the diverse composition of their communities. The world has been shaken by the Black Lives Matter movement and the growing awareness that many health professions and workplaces are pervasively white, structurally and systemically racist and must change to become welcoming, encouraging places for all members of society. Amid all of this, it is incomprehensible that black nurses in particular continue to be subjected to organisations’ discriminatory ‘hair policies’ (Grant, 2018).

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): General Nursing, General Medicine
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 32240
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Cox, G., Sobrany, S., Jenkins, E., Musipa, C. and Darbyshire, P. (2021), Time for nursing to eradicate hair discrimination. J Clin Nurs, 30: e45-e47. , which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15708. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions
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Depositing User: Sheila Sobrany
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2021 08:35
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 17:54
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/32240

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