Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging—collectively referred to as DEIB throughout this course—are the four central values required to achieve a just healthcare system. This course offers an in-depth look at these values, with a focus on identifying and addressing inequities and disparities in the healthcare system through a culturally intelligent lens.
Nurses regularly witness the profoundly negative effects that the inequities and disparities of the healthcare system have on the clients and populations for whom they care. As the effect of these inequities are far-reaching and often go unnoticed, it is crucial that nurses learn how and why such issues develop, as well as how to identify and address them in practice so that every client can receive comprehensive, culturally intelligent care.
Throughout this course, nurses and nursing students will be introduced to concepts essential for addressing inequities in healthcare and advancing equity and equality. Individuals taking this course will be asked to reflect on their own values and experiences and relate them back to the course content, which in turn will foster a more comprehensive understanding of the concepts. As this course heavily focuses on self-reflection, it’s essential to approach this course with honesty and a willingness to learn and explore.
I am currently reviewing these topics since I will be taking my NCLEX next week. I really like how Lecturio and all of the instructors here are helping us learn and doesn't even feel like it. I had these course in my first block of nursing and felt so rushed so I just learned these concepts to pass the exams. Now I am here refreshing and found myself wanting to learn more about it so I can be a great nurse.
Dr. Richard-Eaglin is a very clear speaker. She presents a difficult topic smoothly.