The unbearable whiteness of being (in nursing).

  title={The unbearable whiteness of being (in nursing).},
  author={Elayne Puzan},
  journal={Nursing inquiry},
  volume={10 3},
My purpose in writing this paper is to uncover some of the ways in which nursing participates in, reproduces, and resists the detrimental practices associated with white cultural privilege and to share some instances of its personal and social costs. It draws upon the body of scholarship which interrogates racism as it is enacted through whiteness in North America. Whiteness is depicted not as a preordained biological property, but as a socially constructed category of race, wherein non-white… CONTINUE READING
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