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Managers' perspectives on promotion and professional development for black African nurses in the UK

Likupe, Gloria; Baxter, Carol; Jogi, Mohamed; Archibong, Uduak

Authors

Dr Gloria Likupe G.Likupe@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer and Researcher in Healthcare/ Chairperson of School Athena Swan group

Carol Baxter

Mohamed Jogi

Uduak Archibong



Abstract

An exploratory qualitative study design was adopted for this study and underpinned by Rex’s migrant workers framework (Rex, 1999). Semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten ward managers from four NHS trusts in the north-east of England to gain an insight into their experiences of working with black African nurses with regard to equal opportunities in accessing professional development and promotion. Managers reported that black African nurses experienced racism from patients, racism from colleagues, discrimination and lack of equal opportunities. A unique finding of the study was that managers stereotyped black African nurses as lacking motivation for professional development and promotion.The authors recommend that NHS ward managers receive training in implementing anti discrimination policies and valuing equalityand diversity.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2014
Journal Diversity & Equality in Health and Care
Print ISSN 2049-548X
Publisher Insight Medical Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Pages 113-123
APA6 Citation Likupe, G., Baxter, C., Jogi, M., & Archibong, U. (2014). Managers' perspectives on promotion and professional development for black African nurses in the UK. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care, 11, 113-123
Publisher URL http://diversityhealthcare.imedpub.com/managers-perspectives-on-promotion-and-professional-development-for-black-african-nurses-in-the-uk.php?aid=1587
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