On an important special episode of Amplify Nursing we talk with Dr. Lisa Lewis , Associate Professor of Nursing and Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, as well and the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusivity at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing.
Dr. Lewis’ research centers around health equity and health disparities, and she uses that research as a way to advocate and provide a voice for Black patients. As a mentor and educator she focuses on preparing student nurses to care for this country’s increasingly diverse patient populations.
We talk with Dr. Lewis about racism, health inequity, and social justice. Speaking truth to power, she discusses what this means from the nursing perspective, the influence the nursing profession could have to leverage the fight against racial inequity, and what anti-racism nursing might look like.
- Lewis, L.M., Mattis, J., Riegel, B., & Ogedegbe, G. (in press). The influences of spirituality on medication adherences in hypertensive Blacks followed in primary care. Journal of Holistic Nursing, .
- Lewis, L.M. (in press). Spiritual assessment in African-Americans: A review of spirituality used in health research. Journal of Religion and Health, .
- Lewis, L.M., Hankin, S., Ogedegbe, G., & Reynolds, D. (in press). African-American spirituality: A process of honoring God, others, and self. Journal of Holistic Nursing, .
- Lewis, L.M., Ogedegbe, C., & Ogedegbe, G. (2012). Enhancing adherence of antihypertensive regimens in hypertensive African Americans: Current and future prospects. Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, 10(11), 1375-1380.
- Lewis, L.M., Schoenthaler, A., & Ogedegbe, G. (2012). Patient factors, but not provider and health care system factors, predict medication adherence in hypertensive black men. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 14(4), 250- 255.
- Lewis, L.M. (2012). Factors associated with medication adherence in hypertensive blacks: A review of the literature. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 27(3), 208-219.
- Lewis, L.M. (2011). Medication adherence and spiritual perspectives among older African American adults diagnosed with hypertension: A qualitative study. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 37(6), 34-41.
- Lewis, L.M. & Riegel, B.J. (2010). Determinants of perceived health in older adults with hypertension. Heart & Lung, 39(1), 41-49.
- Lewis, L.M., Askie, P., Randleman, S., & Shelton-Dunston, B. (2010). Medication adherence beliefs of community-dwelling hypertensive African Americans. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 25(3), 199-206.
- Wittink, M.N., Joo, J.H., Lewis, L.M., & Barg, F. (2009). Losing faith and using faith: Older African Americans discuss spirituality, religious activities, and depression. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 24(3), 420-427.