The NursingHome411 Podcast

U.S. health care is plagued by racism, and nowhere is that more evident than in the nation’s 15,000 nursing homes. Whether it’s COVID, care quality, or inappropriate drugging, research consistently shows significant disparities that impact Black nursing home residents.

On this episode of the NursingHome411 Podcast, Dr. Shekinah Fashaw-Walters – Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota and Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies – discusses the policies, practices, and structures that disadvantage marginalized communities. In the interview, we chat about the historic and contemporary forms of racism, the colorblind policies failing nursing home residents, new research on schizophrenia diagnoses, and what you – as a family member, researcher, or resident advocate – can do with all this information.

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