Health Equity and Social Justice


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Clingerman, E. (2011). Social Justice: A Framework for Culturally Competent Care. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 22(4), 334-341.

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Heitkemper, E. & Thurman, W. (2022). Social Justice: A Critical Approach for the Future. Nursing Outlook, 70(3), 374-376.

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Hernandez, E. M. (2022). Centering equity in health care. JAMA pediatrics, 176(1):9–10.

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Johnson, C., Rastetter, M., & Olayiwola, J. N. (2022). Pathways to equity: A pilot study implementing a health equity leadership curriculum in residency education as an antidote to systemic racism. Journal of the National Medical Association.

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Kanagasingam, D., Norman, M., & Hurd, L. (2022). ‘It’s not just to treat everybody the same: A social justice framework for caring for larger patients in healthcare practice.  Sociology of Health & Illness.

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