ADDRESSING DIVERSITY IN EVERY DAY NURSING
HE WHAKAARO NĀ TE ĒTITA TE WHAKAEA I NGĀ HIAHIA O TE HUNGA KANORAU I NGĀ MAHI TAPUHI O IA RĀ
Kathy Nelson, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Reference: Nelson, K. (2017). Editorial: Addressing diversity in every day nursing. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 33(1), 5-6.
Peoples’ responses internationally regarding elections and events in the United Kingdom and United States of America have drawn attention to divisions in society. Responses indicate there is a lack of acceptance by many for ethnic, religious and gender diversity. Even though there is only limited evidence of this cultural hegemony here in Aotearoa, it is imperative that nursing and nurses in Aotearoa (and other countries) act now and embrace cultural diversity. We need to take a lead role in acknowledging diversity and in facilitating and delivering accessible and acceptable care for all.