Discrimination in nursing

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Discrimination is alive and well in today’s society, and nursing is not immune to its effects. For instance, the Australian Human Rights Commission received 550 complaints under the Racial Discrimination Act, 532 complaints under the Sex Discrimination Act and 1,057 complaints under the Disability Discrimination Act for the years 2009 and 2010. These statistics, though on the larger scale of society, reflect an alarming trend of prejudice that exists within nursing. By exposing how these currents are still active within our profession, we can take steps to eradicate them once and for all.

Read more at Ausmed

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