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J Nurs Educ. 2011 Oct;50(10):569-74. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20110630-05. Epub 2011 Jun 30.

Learning health equity frameworks within a community of scholars.

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  • 1University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA, USA. kamilaa@nursing.upenn.edu

Abstract

Scholars in nursing science have long espoused the concept of health equity without specifically using the term or dialoguing about the social determinants of health and social justice. This article describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a doctoral and postdoctoral seminar collective entitled "Health Equity: Conceptual, Linguistic, Methodological, and Ethical Issues." The course enabled scholars-in-training to consider the construct and its nuances and frame a personal philosophy of health equity. An example of how a group of emerging scholars can engage in the important, but difficult, discourse related to health equity is provided. The collective provided a forum for debate, intellectual growth, and increased insight for students and faculty. The lessons learned by all participants have the potential to enrich doctoral and postdoctoral scientific training in nursing science and may serve as a model for other research training programs in the health sciences.

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