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Journal Article
Commentary

Addressing systemic racism in nursing homes: a time for action.

Sloane PD, Yearby R, Konetzka RT, et al. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021;22(4):886-892.

Racial bias and racism are increasingly seen as a critical patient safety issue. In this article, the authors outline the components of systemic racism (structural/institutional, cultural, and interpersonal), how they manifest and affect the long-term care system, and the detrimental impact of systemic racism on Blacks during the COVID-19 pandemic.