Brosschot’s Generalized Unsafety Theory of Stress (GUTS) offers new insights and a mechanism through which health care providers, including RNs, may intervene to improve health outcomes of patients from minority communities. During this presentation, foundational knowledge, including minority stress and GUTS theory, are reviewed. The concept of inclusivity and the creation of signals as means to increase perceptions of safety and reduce chronic stress created by uncertainty are shared. Discussion includes a gained awareness of how overt signs of inclusion in health care settings can cultivate feelings of safety and positively influence health outcomes.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 4/15/2025.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):
Planning Committee Disclosures: There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare. Speaker Disclosures: There are no speaker disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support: No commercial support declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to address ways to apply tactics of overt inclusion in their workplace with colleagues and patients to achieve an optimally safe environment for diverse people.