What the ANA is doing to combat racism in nursing
Our second interview in honor of Black History Month is with Dr. Ernest Grant. Dr. Grant made history in January of 2020 when he became the first-ever male president of the American Nurses Association. Across his long and storied career, Dr. Grant has worked tirelessly to advocate for nurses and attract more people to the profession.
In this conversation, he tells Dr. Nurse Dan about the ANA’s priorities for 2021, including how they are working with the new Biden administration and influencing policy in Washington. He also talks in depth about the role of nurses in the vaccine roll-out, what he’s hearing about nurses’ mental health and what he thinks the long-term impact of COVID-19 will be on the profession.
Dr. Grant and Dan close out the conversation with details on the ANA’s latest project to combat racism in nursing — a project Dr. Grant says he hopes will be his legacy on the organization.
Links to recommended reading:
- 10 things you didn’t know about Ernest Grant, the first male ANA president
- Leading Nursing Organizations Launch the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing
- ANA President On Why People Of Color Should Be Involved In Vaccine Trials
- AHA, AMA, ANA Issue Open Letter Urging Health Care Professionals to Take Covid-19 Vaccine & Share Experience With Others
- The Handoff Episode 44: Making nursing more diverse
The full transcript for this episode can be found here: www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/ernest-grant