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  • Research Article

    UPDATING CIPN: Literature Review and Perspectives

    Molina Beltran Eva Ester1*, Matta Carla1 and Gautier Jean Michel2

    Abstract: An adverse event related to the use of capsaicin for Chemo-Induced Neuropathic Pain (CIPN), leads us to conduct research on the subject.
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  • Short Note

    Leading During A Pandemic: An HBCU School of Nursing’s Response to COVID-19

    Sandra Chaisson Brown* and Wanda Raby Spurlock

    Abstract: Louisiana was suddenly thrust into the national spotlight by the COVID-19 pandemic, drawing attention to health disparities that have plagued African Americans for decades. In response to the disproportionate death rates from COVID-19 among African Americans in the state, Governor John Bel Edwards appointed a COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, co-chaired by the Dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). When educational institutions were closed, the school of nursing rapidly pivoted to all online learning, while providing seamless support to students, many of whom are from disadvantaged backgrounds and represent first generation college graduates. This article highlights the existing health disparities in the state that placed its citizens at increased risk for poor health outcomes, including death when infected with COVID-19. It also describes the school of nursing’s leadership role in preparing minority students to meet the demands for a culturally diverse workforce. Lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic will be featured and can serve as a model for other schools of nursing.
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