Black Maternal Mortality and What We Can Do About It
Teresa Villaran & Panel
This event offers
2.0 contact hours
Accreditation Info: Kentucky Nurses Association - a Kentucky Board of Nursing provider..
Join the Kentucky Nurses Association for "Intersection of Social Justice and Healthcare Movie Night: Black Maternal Mortality and What We Can Do About It," 6 - 8 p.m., Thursday, January 20. After the movie and panel discussion, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the way implicit bias affects the needs of pregnant women;
- Discuss ways in which healthcare institutions fail pregnant women of color and the historic context of this failure and
- Discuss ways in which the healthcare system can support pregnant women of color, address implicit bias within the healthcare system as it relates to pregnant women of color and deliver risk-appropriate care to pregnant women of color.
The United States has the highest rate of maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country in the world. And while most countries have reduced their maternal mortality rates for the past 25 years, the numbers of women lost during pregnancy, birth or postpartum have increased dramatically in the US. Women of color are at especially high risk and are four times more likely to die of pregnancy related complications because of lack of access to primary health care services or maternal health care services.
Contact Hours: 2.0
Attendees must stay for duration of the program to be awarded contact hours for continuing nursing education provide license number upon registration and complete an evaluation for the program. Partial credit will not be awarded for any session. We reserve the right to cancel or alter the program if unanticipated circumstances necessitate changes. The Kentucky Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN). The KBN approval of an individual nursing continuing education provider does not constitute endorsement.