By Joe Gerstandt, a consultant, speaker, and writer on diversity and inclusion based in Omaha, Nebraska. Read his blog.
When it comes to diversity, we all have blind spots that bias our decisions. It's human nature. Being aware of your blind spots and how they affect your interactions, however, is the first step toward advancing diversity and inclusion, and your association can use that understanding to seek the powerful opportunities that exist in the sweet spots where difference is embraced.
By Angela Adjetey, RN, MPH, MA, FAACM
Graduate Student at Vanderbilt University,
School of Nursing, MSN, Health Systems Management
Clinical Nurse Specialist Women's Oncology Unit,
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
One ONS member discusses the science and art of mentorship, through which she says "nurses are guided, taught, and influenced in their chosen profession. It is a relationship between a novice and an experienced professional…It is personally and professionally important to have both mentors and role models for all aspects of life.”
By Tyrone B. Hayes
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2010 E. E. Just Award winner Tyrone Hayes discusses the state of diversity in the biological sciences with some recommendations for moving forward toward a more positive and inclusive organization. He describes “the need to develop cohorts of minority scientists as support groups and to serve as role models within our institutions, as well as the need to ensure that minority scientists are truly included in all aspects of the academy. It is imperative that we increase our efforts to prepare for the unique challenges that we will face as the United States approaches a “majority minority” population in the next 50 years.” An important message for all nursing institutions as well.