It is estimated that by 2050, that minority populations will constitute half of the general population in the United States. Minority populations face different healthcare issues than the majority population; cultural issues can come into play as well.
It’s estimated that the transgender population in the United States is very small, with census numbers ranging from 0.6 percent to 1.2 percent of the adult population. However, this small population is disproportionally affected by mental health issues and homelessness.
Who would have thought we would be in a pandemic during the Year of the Nurse and Midwife?
With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down schools and classrooms, teachers are scrambling to continue to teach students. Some institutions of higher learning may have been ready to switch to a completely remote learning model, but they are likely in the minority of programs.
With the sudden changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an unexpected disruption to nursing student clinical experiences. Instead of caring for patients in the clinical setting or in a simulation lab, students are providing care in screen-based simulation environments.