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Establishing a research racial justice task force to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in nursing research

      Nursing Outlook is to be commended for its attention to racism. Two recent Outlook and Perspectives contributions discussed nurses’ important role in confronting racism.
      • Morone J.
      Not just one bad apple: Calling out racism among nurses.
      called out the opportunity for nurses to address racist comments from our colleagues; unfortunately, these comments can occur daily.
      • Emami A.
      • de Castro B.
      Confronting racism in nursing.
      identified the need to “move from words to action.” They described the commitment from the University of Washington School of Nursing and the creation of their Center for Antiracism in Nursing, another commendable action.

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      1. Center for Research Data & Digital Scholarship. The Research Life Cycle. University of Colorado Boulder. Accessed August, (2021). https://www.colorado.edu/crdds/what-we-do/research-lifecycle

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        Confronting racism in nursing.
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        The right decisions need the right voices.
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        A conversation with Monica R. McLemore.
        AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 2020; 120: 68-70https://doi.org/10.1097/01.naj.0000697676.06959.19
        • Morone J.
        Not just one bad apple: Calling out racism among nurses.
        Nursing Outlook. 2021; 69: 536-538https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2021.05.003
      2. Tackling systemic racism requires the system of science to change. (2021). Nature, 593, 313. doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01312-4