This program will discuss clinical trials and the history of racism that has served as a barrier for participation in trials amongst racial and ethnic minority groups. Faculty will also discuss facilitators to lupus clinical trial participation and equip learners with information and resources to help them advocate for equitable access to clinical trials and to be the resource patients need.
Laura P. Kimble, PhD, RN, FNP-C, FAAN
Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean of Clinical Advancement
School of Nursing, Emory University
Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, MD, DrPH
Gallagher Research Professor of Rheumatology
Department of Medicine/Division of Rheumatology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Rodlescia Sneed, PhD, MPH
Institute of Gerontology & Department of Psychology, Wayne State University
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of rheumatology nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Other healthcare providers may also participate.
Learning Objectives and Goals:
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of clinical trials and barriers to participant enrollment
- Effectively communicate information about clinical trials to Black/African Americans with lupus
- Provide resources to facilitate and encourage participation in clinical trials
Additional Suggested Resources:
Lima K, Phillip CR, Williams J, Peterson J, Feldman CH, Ramsey-Goldman R. Factors Associated With Participation in Rheumatic Disease-Related Research Among Underrepresented Populations: A Qualitative Systematic Review. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020 Oct;72(10):1481-1489. doi: 10.1002/acr.24036. PMID: 31350805.
Coakley, M., Fadiran, E. O., Parrish, L. J., Griffith, R. A., Weiss, E., & Carter, C. (2012). Dialogues on Diversifying Clinical Trials: Successful Strategies for Engaging Women and Minorities in Clinical Trials. Journal of Women’s Health, 21(7), 713–716. http://doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2012.3733
The Rheumatology Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (Provider No. P0500).
Participants will receive 1.50 continuing nursing contact hours by completing the education, completing a pretest and posttest, and an online evaluation.
According to the disclosure policy of RNS, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant relationships with any commercial interests related to this activity. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity and levels of evidence.
Planners, reviewers, and faculty have disclosed no conflicts of interest related to the content of this education.
Method of Participation
There are no fees to participate in the activity. Participants must review the activity information including the learning objectives and disclosure statements, as well as the content of the activity. To receive CNE contact hours for your participation, please complete the post-test. Your certificate can be printed immediately.
This work was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of Minority Health Grant #1 CPIMP171141-01-00 and #1 CPIMP18116801-00
This course is set to expire on April 20, 2024.