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    Strategies to diversify Canadian baccalaureate nursing education: A scoping review protocol
    (2023-08-16) Hubert, Jaymelyn; Jap, Jennifer; Mussell, Jessica; Zakher, Bernadette; Dordunoo, Dzifa
    Objective: This review seeks to identify strategies that have been implemented by Canadian baccalaureate nursing (BSN) programs to recruit and retain students of systemically and historically marginalized populations. Introduction: Diversity within the nursing workforce has been shown to improve patients’ healthcare experiences. However, Eurocentric-heteronormative Canadian society has facilitated the exclusion of people who are Indigenous, Black, Asian, LGBTQ2IA+, have disabilities, or identify as male from nursing education. The country’s first Indigenous nurse, Edith Monture, graduated in 1914 from a program in the United States after being denied access to training in Canada. This story repeats approximately 30 years later when Bernice Redmon graduated from an American training program before returning to Canada to become the country’s first Black nurse. Implementing strategies to recruit and retain students from these historically underrepresented groups could diversify the nursing workforce; thus, improving patient experiences with healthcare. Inclusion criteria: This review will include English language publications dating from 1990 that describe recruitment and/or retention strategies aimed to increase and/or sustain the enrolment of students of systemically and historically marginalized populations within Canadian baccalaureate nursing education programs. Methods: Using JBI scoping review methodology, sources will be searched in the following datasets: CINAHL (EBSCO), MEDLINE (EBSCO), ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, Web of Science, and ERIC (EBSCO) to identify strategies implemented within Canadian BSN programs. The search will be limited to publications dated from 1990 and will include terms to focus on Canadian content. To capture grey literature, websites of approved Canadian BSN programs will be hand searched for recruitment and/or retention strategies.
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    Health equity-oriented approaches to inform responses to opioid overdoses: a scoping review protocol
    (JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 2019) MacKinnon, Karen; Pauly, Bernie; Shahram, Sana; Wallace, Bruce; Urbanoski, Karen; Gordon, Carol; Raworth, Rebecca; MacDonald, Marjorie; Marcellus, Lenora; Sawchuck, Diane; Pagan, Flora; Strosher, Heather; Inglis, Dakota; Macevicius, Celeste; Strayed, Nathan
    The purpose of this scoping review is to systematically identify and describe literature that uses a health equity-oriented (HEO) approach for preventing and reducing the harms of stigma or overdose for people who use illicit drugs or misuse prescription opioids. The question of the review is: What is currently known about the use of an HEO approach for preventing the harms of stigma or overdose when people use illicit or street drugs, or use prescription opioids for other than their intended purposes? Specifically, the review objectives are: i) To locate and map literature that describes or evaluates an HEO approach that emphasizes cultural safety, trauma- and violence-informed care, and harm reduction. ii) To describe the characteristics of the existing knowledge base (types of research or program evaluation) in this field and identify gaps in knowledge and areas for further research. iii) To identity recommendations for integrating, implementing or evaluating HEO approaches. Recommendations will be used to develop a comprehensive framework that informs equity-oriented responses to the drug-related harms of stigma or overdose.