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Patricia D’Antonio



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Today on the Amplify Nursing podcast we talk with internationally recognized historian of nursing Dr. Patricia D’Antonio, Director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Studying the history of nursing has been the joy of Dr. D’Antonio’s career and she believes history is one of the most critical methodologies we have to confront the complexities we face in health and healthcare today and to think about how all things are interconnected. Dr. D’Antonio is one of the authors of a white paper examining the history of racism in nursing that will be released along with the 2022 National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing Foundational Report.

The Commission’s goal is to look at how racism is still perpetuated in nursing and by nurses and to create strategies to combat it.

Dr. D’Antonio talks with us about the history of racism in nursing, how historians look at the past, and how structural racism is embedded in nursing’s origin story.

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