Chapter 4: Anti-Racism and Nursing Communication

Key Takeaways

  • There is no neutrality related to racism: you are either racist or actively anti-racist.
  • To be an anti-racist, you must interrogate your own positionality and work to examine and dismantle the intricate and complex structure of whiteness.
  • An anti-racist actively works to confront the power relations and policies that maintain racial inequities.
  • Critical allyship is built on open and explicit support for marginalized groups – and taking actions to support these groups.
  • Anti-racist communication is an important component of your role as a nurse, and as a healthcare professional, it is your duty to foster it.

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