Black Nurses In Bc Face ‘entrenched And Pervasive’ Racism, Survey Finds

The Tyee reports a new survey reveals that Black, Caribbean and African-descent nurses in British Columbia face frequent racism and discrimination at work that is causing trauma and fuelling health inequities for Black and racialized patients.

In the survey as well as group meetings conducted by the Coalition of African, Caribbean and Black Nurses in B.C., nurses described frequent workplace bullying and harassment from colleagues, patients and their families. They described some co-workers refusing, before the pandemic, to touch objects previously handled by Black colleagues.

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