Minority Stress and Effects on Cardiovascular Health in African Americans

Minority Stress and Effects on Cardiovascular Health in African Americans

Identification: MSNJ2216
Issue: September-October 2022
Volume: Vol. 31/No. 5
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 10/31/2024
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Learning Outcome:
After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to discuss effective health promotion strategies for enhancing cardiovascular health in African Americans.

Contact hours available until 10/31/2024.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers, authors):

The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development article.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This education activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, AMSN Education Director.


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Minority Stress and Effects on Cardiovascular Health in African Americans

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Tamera Hussey
11/11/22 3:14 pm

Informative article

Saundra Bosfield
12/9/22 8:01 pm

I am so thankful to have read this article. Thank you for the information about the connection between the body and mind. I agree with the authors, we need to talk about issues like racism, stereotyping of people, and patient's elevated stress levels. Nurses need to understand that their own implicit biases may be the cause of patient's negative outcomes. Nurses have the opportunity to provide better care to patients. This article is a step toward helping nurses examine themselves and make necessary changes. 12/9/2022

Adeline Crain
2/6/23 11:25 pm

I enjoyed his article. we need to talk about racism not just in everyday life but also in the health care system and the effect of minorities being under constant stress due to racism and the effect it has on the body and mind. This is part of the reason why African Americans do not trust the healthcare system. I believe if we can be transparent with this issue and have discussion about it then we can identify how to bridge the mistrust that African American have for the healthcare system.

Van Bellew
2/15/23 11:34 pm

Minority stress--it has not been a term I have heard til now but it has been existing every where every day. It's two very powerful terms to describe current social and healthcare issues.

Maria Libano
5/3/23 9:25 pm

Very educational article.

Debra Mack
5/28/23 12:19 am

With the present social climate, resources available to African Americans have been in the limelight. Stores closing in neighborhoods which limit access to nutritional fresh foods. Foods that might be available are full of empty calories but high in saturated fats but are more easily obtainable. We as healthcare professionals are aware of the higher incident of CVD disease among African Americans but I am not sure we have stopped to think about how the stress from discrimination plays a part in causing a higher incident. This article was the first time I have come across the term minority stress. I hope this will not be the last time I hear that term. We as healthcare professionals need to see the bigger picture of a person's life, and how society plays a role in their health.