Shadna Lallchand, one of our Emergency Nurse Practitioner’s, continues the Black History Month (BHM) blogs by penning her take on why BHM is important, but that the reflections during this period should extend into every day practice.
I am very supportive of Black History Month and its principles, however I believe this should be an ongoing process not just a celebration once a year.
To me, this month is dedicated to inspire and share the pride people have in their heritage and cultures; to learn about historic figures within the community whose achievements may have never made it into the history books.
It’s an opportunity to celebrate our diverse and interconnected cultures. This is a moment to pause for everyone to reflect on the racial injustices that are, unfortunately, yet to be overcome! Each and every person contributes towards our community despite race, colour or background. Fairness and equal treatment should be the key to sustain a happy and fair working condition in our society through education and exposures.
I feel proud that UHP have dedicated time and effort for fairness, inclusion and diversity and promoting a healthy workplace.