Estacio, EV and Saidy-Khan, S (2014) Experiences of Racial Microaggression Among Migrant Nurses in the United Kingdom. Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 1. 2333393614532618 - ?. ISSN 2333-3936

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Abstract

In this article, we explore the experiences of racial microaggression among migrant nurses in the United Kingdom. Eleven migrant nurses kept a reflective diary for 6 weeks to record and reflect on their experiences of living and working in the United Kingdom. The diary entries were then thematically analyzed. The results suggest that migrant nurses experienced racial microaggression from patients and colleagues through racial preferences and bullying. Institutional racism also hindered their opportunities for further training and promotion. As a result, some experienced feelings of anger, frustration, and even paranoia. Despite the negative consequences of racial microaggression on their emotional well-being, incidents were downplayed as trivial because of their vague and subtle nature. To encourage better multicultural interactions in the workplace, supportive organizational infrastructures need to be in place to enhance diversity awareness and to improve mechanisms for reporting and dealing with cases of racial microaggression.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: diaries; journals; health care; work environment; immigrants; migrants; psychology; racism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
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Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 10:21
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2017 10:21
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/3522

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