This story is the second of two episodes that focus on refugee healthcare and how nurses are improving their healthcare experience. In this episode, we travel to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to get a first-hand look at the city’s system for delivering care to refugees and how community stakeholders collaborate to address public health issues among refugees. We also learn about the challenges and rewards of delivering care to refugees and hear from nurses about the enormity of the responsibility they feel to deliver effective, culturally congruent care to patients who have endured so much.
For more information about the Lancaster community health centers mentioned in this episode, please visit the links below:
Community Health at Penn Medicine, Lancaster General Health
Lancaster Health Center
Lancaster County Refugee & Immigrant Coalition
We are occasionally coordinating our coverage with the Amplify Nursing podcast and will release related episodes around the same time. Each of our shows will cover the same topic but from various perspectives to give a full view of the issue at hand. Amplify Nursing is produced by the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing and explores nurses leading the way in nursing science, policy, and innovation.
In this episode, Amplify Nursing speaks with Dr. Laura Vargas and Dr. Adriana Perez, two scholars whose research focuses on Latinx immigrant populations in the US. They discuss the challenges our immigrant communities face during this pandemic, how health and healthcare disparities in the Latinx immigrant communities are being magnified, and what needs to happen moving forward to start to solve the complex issues both during and after the pandemic.
At the Core of Care highlights the consumer experience of patients, families, and communities and the creative efforts of nurses and other partners to better meet their health and healthcare needs through diversity, leadership, and practice innovation.
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