1st Edition

Researching Racism in Nursing Reflexive Accounts and Personal Stories

Edited By Helen Allan, Michael Traynor Copyright 2024
    168 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Research shows that racism affects the working lives of nurses and nurse academics, as well as healthcare service delivery and outcomes. This book looks at the impact of racism, from experiences of microaggression to discrimination and structural and institutionalised racism.

    Focusing on the work of six doctoral researchers and practitioners who have chosen to address and investigate the racism they experience, witness or observe in the UK’s National Health Service and Universities, this book includes personal reflections on their findings. The substantive chapters are framed by a discussion of policy and research on racism, thoughts on research supervision within this field and a drawing together of the key themes developed through this book.

    Giving voice to nurses’ and lecturers’ responses to racism in nursing education and practice, this is an important contribution for students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in health inequalities, healthcare organisations, research methods and workforce development.

    Foreword by Sheilabye Sobrany


    1        Introduction: Researching racism in nursing 

    Helen Allan


    2        Doctoral research – the personal is academic

    Michael Traynor


    3        On listening to Migrant Women        

    Ann Mitchell


    4        Experiences of perinatal British mental health services: reflections on conducting research with migrant women from Sub-Saharan Africa      

    Gabriel Ngalomba


    5        An ethnography of Islamophobia      

    Dave Ring


    6        The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s role in Integrating Internationally Educated Nurses in the UK healthcare       

    Monday Ugiagbe


    7        An exploration of the experience of Black and Minority Ethnic nurse educators in UK universities

    Donna Scholefield


    8        Racism in nursing: the more things change, the more they stay the same      

    Petula Gordon


    Helen Allan is Professor in Nursing at Middlesex University, UK. Michael Traynor is Professor of Nursing Policy at Middlesex University, UK.