School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
racial discrimination, women’s reproductive health, African American women, Hispanic women, and health disparities
Rivera, Sandi Daneri Cruz, "Discrimination Against Hispanic and African American Women and Interventions to Improve Patient Outcome: An Integrative Review" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4813.
Racial discrimination in health care has been a heavy topic of discussion on social media. Discrimination against women of color such as those of African American and Hispanic descent has been found to have negative health effects. The aim of this project was to identify how racial discrimination influenced African-American and Hispanic women’s health and current interventions that have been implemented to help address these issues. The findings showed that women who experienced discrimination not only in health care but in everyday life did experience negative health outcomes including cardiovascular disparities, obesity, increasing inflammatory markers, and mental health disparities. Implementations that were explored included the use of individualized, organizational, and community antiracism training, which has shown positive outcomes when utilized consistently. Studies also showed that employing people of color into positions of power led to more initiatives aimed at addressing racial discrimination and health inequalities.
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