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Racism, discrimination prevalent in nursing, new survey shows

A nurse holds the hand of a patient in the intensive care unit. (Jorge Saenz/AP)
A nurse holds the hand of a patient in the intensive care unit. (Jorge Saenz/AP)

A new survey of 900 nurses found that about 80% of nurses have experienced or seen racist treatment by patients, and 60% have experienced or seen it by colleagues. Few nurses ever report these incidents though.

Our editorial partners at STAT spoke with a number of nurses about their own experience with racism in the profession, about what efforts there are to end it and whether those efforts are working.

Usha Lee McFarling, a national science correspondent for STAT, talks to host Scott Tong about the findings.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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