Making your unit safe for nurses of color
To wrap up our interview series for Black History Month, we are re-releasing a very special episode from our archives with Ashley Sayles. Ashley is a pediatric nurse practitioner living and working in Baltimore who has been very open about her brushes with racism and her experience being the only black nurse on her unit.
She joined Dr. Nurse Dan late last year to talk about how pivotal conversations around race have spilled over into healthcare, forcing those of us who work in this industry to reckon with how we care for patients and how we treat our coworkers of color.
In this interview, Ashley shares invaluable insights and advice to nurse leaders on how to create more equitable and inclusive workplaces and guidance to nurses who want to be allies for the nurses of color on their units. Ashley also shares why 2020 has been a turning point for her and other black nurses and the changes she’s witnessed as a result of the growing Black Lives Matter movement.
Links to recommended reading:
- The ReNegade Résumé
- Being the Only Black Nurse on the Unit
- Black Nurses Rock
- The Role of Allyship in Healthcare and Nursing
- How Nurses Can Help Dismantle Racial Healthcare Disparity
- The Handoff Episode 44: Making nursing more diverse
- The Handoff Episode 45: What the ANA is doing to combat racism in nursing
- The Handoff Episode 46: Why going “back to normal” isn’t an option for underrepresented communities
The full transcript for this episode can be found here: www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/ashley-sayles