After this year’s DNP national conference – virtual – we had the privilege of many presentations addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in nursing practice. Looking back at these presentations, and hearing the news that politicians are disregarding DEI – in fact they are working to disregard and ignore the value of embracing diversity. What is this about? It looks to be systemic and organized bigotry instilled into policy and actions to potentiate racism. Consider the attached article for review. It’s not specific to health care, but points to how others have approach an apology and what to consider when striving to rectify past errors and ignorance.
Southern newspapers played a major role in racial violence. Do they owe their communities an apology? By Mark I. Pinsky
Apology for Role in Perpetuating Slavery, Systemic Racism by Davidson College
The Power of Apology and the Process of Historical
Robert R. Weyeneth