Each week we invite participants to give us feedback on your experience in the “Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing” session for that week. We are especially interested in knowing your suggestions – we will integrate these as much as possible going forward! Each survey will remain active for 6 days following the session. At that time (the day before the next session) we will post a summary of the results for all to see, and will activate the new survey for the upcoming session.
What I appreciated the most is …. (10 responses)
- Having an opportunity to listen to the stories
- Sad but true. Same stories, different cities
- The sharing of stories
- This conversation
- Having a space where people feel safe to freely share their experiences so that I can better understand their experiences.
- The bravery, integrity and truth speaking of those who spoke
- The available space for nurses of color to speak and for white nurses to listen
- Tackling this subject head on
- The authentic stories shared by nurses who had lived it, and the space created to share & discuss them
- Racism has continued to be an issue for years.
This made me uncomfortable . . .(9 responses)
- I recognize I have a lot to unpack and understand
- Nothing really, but gave me more confidence to speak up when I feel racial stress and not avoid it.
- being antiracist – I’m learning how- also taking a course called Living in Empathy
- because I related to it. Although I am white, I have a physical disability and have had many bad experiences related to being ‘different’ and trying to combat narratives people associate with being disabled.
- The “performative” comment. Racism is performative.
- Yeah…Good Trouble. I’m pissed that scholars in doctorate programs steered Black nurses from dissertations on racism to the cultural diversity. Erg. Be braver in sharing thoughts in comments.
- the distress past and present
- White nurses sharing stories of witnessing racism, without discussing or owning any obligation to have taken action at those moments. It felt like asking the moderators to do emotional labor, reassuring them while listening to stories of witnesses violence, without necessarily adding anything substantial to the discussion
- It needs to explored more openly.
For future discussions, I recommend . . .8 responses
- How do white nurses become anti racist
- Talking more about how Black and Brown faculty navigate academia.
- continuing to hear about what everyone, including privileged people, can do to try to ‘change the system’.
- A list made of the amazing resources people were mentioning? Turning off incoming guests to the zoom.
- An racism awareness curriculum for schools of nursing.
- perhaps time limits for comments and speakers so more can speak; also guided questions for reflection; opportunity to share action steps being taken in some schools
- None at this time
- Allow more people to voice their experiences.
Is there something else? (9 responses)
- Opportunity to listen deeply and “nurture an authentic anti-racist awareness to help inspire action“….. – thank you for providing this space to just be and fully honor the stories. Looking forward to next time!
- Enjoyed the session very much
- Would enjoy sharing in smaller groups if possible, putting us maybe in breakout rooms.
- Thank you so very much. As a white nurse, I must do more.
- I learned a lot from this session. It was very eye opening and I think just understanding the many forms of racism, even small things, so that people can get a better understanding of all levels of racism and what is considered to be racist.
- Thank you so much for this forum. It was profound and emotional for me.
- Thank you, thank you, thank you! Big hug
- consider history of nursing and its being influenced by the male-dominated, white patriarchal medical model — ontology and epistemology of nursing, nursing philosophy history based on male Western philosophical traditions …intersection of abolition and feminism and what went wrong there in US
- The forum should be more interactive. There were many in the chat who voiced opinions.