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ATI Team Publishes Article on Language Bias in Teaching and Learning in Nursing Journal

Oct 29, 2018, 17:33 PM by Gina Kellogg
Increasing diversity in the population and development of a stronger global focus create concern about language bias. Hesitance among patients to seek medical care and poorer patient outcomes may result from language bias among health care providers.

These are the topics addressed by a team of ATI researchers in an article recently published — and available via open access through Dec. 11 — in Teaching and Learning in Nursing. The ATI staffers who collaborated on the piece were Sheryl Sommer, PhD, RN, CNE; Timothy Beitzel, MSN, RN; Pamela Osuri, MSN, RN, CNS; and Erin Rosfeld, MSN, RN.

In their article, the research team suggested that nurse educators can reduce the use of language bias in healthcare by increasing awareness and using inclusive language with students. They also suggested creating educational experiences that embrace diversity and inclusion to promote the delivery of culturally competent care. 

Read the full article, “Reducing Language Bias in Nursing Education: Equipping Educators.”