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The imperative to address institutional racism in nursing practice

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    Sheria G. Robinson-Lane
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    Corresponding author: Sheria G. Robinson-Lane, Department of Systems, Populations, and Leadership, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, 400 N Ingalls, RM 4341, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
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    Department of Systems, Populations, and Leadership, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
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    Rushika V. Patel
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    School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
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      Abstract

      Racism has been a part of nursing since its inception and has influenced its models, practices, selection of ascribed leaders, and problem framing. Reducing health disparities by effectively addressing how racism influences institutional practices is both necessary and relevant to the discipline of nursing. Using concepts from systems theory and business operations management this paper provides an important perspective for the discipline to begin to effectively address institutional racism and build nursing knowledge.

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