Established in 1989 as one of the first centers to scale up rigorous research on the impact of nursing on patient outcomes, the Center uses evidence to inform policy and produces the next generation of scientists.
CHOPR Research on health disparities and inequities comes into full focus due to new data derived from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Well-documented research from CHOPR investigators spanning three decades has demonstrated persistent disparities in outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities, particularly in settings with sufficient nursing resources. From the most vulnerable infants to older African American/Black patients, the alarming and unprecedented COVID outbreak is shining a bright light on health disparities that have been apparent for some time.
“Now is the time to support our frontline care providers with adequate resources such as PPE and other necessary supports while also ensuring that vulnerable populations have equal access to high quality care.” J. Margo Brooks Carthon, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, April 15, 2020
Sample list of CHOPR studies on health disparities and inequities.
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Leonard Davis Institute, Blogs/Media
Health Services Research
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Follow this link for more on the Center’s history of groundbreaking research on health disparities and racial inequities.
Sixty-Seven U.S. Magnet® Hospitals Join Two Groundbreaking CHOPR Initiatives
Magnet4Europe is a trial initiative that pairs U.S. Magnet designated hospitals with a E.U. interventional hospital located in one of five participating E.U. countries. he E.U. hospital will implement a workplace intervention guided by the principles of Magnet recognition. The Clinician Wellbeing Study is the first large-scale evaluation of the mental health and wellbeing of hospital nurses and physicians in the U.S. The study has been approved by the ANCC Research Council and strives to discover the value of positive work environments.