Cocktails and Conversations: Facing Inequities in Caregiving and Advocating for Change
Thursday, June 1 | 5 pm | Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Nurses are uniquely positioned to witness firsthand the ways in which barriers and biases impact patients and their families. From disparities in access to care, to unequal distribution of caregiving responsibilities, to cultural misunderstandings and bias, there are many challenges to achieving equitable care for all. However, we believe that JHU SON Alumni have the ability to drive positive change and make a meaningful difference in the lives of their patients and communities. We hope that you will join us in discussing these issues and sharing strategies on how we can work towards a more equitable and fair healthcare system.
Attendees will enjoy cocktails and refreshments as they engage in a peer dialogue about inequities faced in caregiving, globally and domestically.
For this dialogue we are defining caregiving according to the CDC. Caregivers provide care to people who need some degree of ongoing assistance with everyday tasks on a regular or daily basis. The recipients of care can live in residential or institutional settings, range from children to older adults, and have chronic illnesses or disabling conditions.