Injured Black Men's Perceptions of the Recovery Environment


Black men are disproportionately impacted by injuries in the United States. A recent study led by PISC Executive Committee Member Therese S. Richmond, PhD, RN, featuring Senior Scholar Marta Bruce, PhD, RN, analyzes how injured Black men perceive the relationship between recovery environment and injury recovery. The study provides a secondary analysis of a previous study that evaluated 43 Black men living in a northeastern city. All participants are qualitatively interviewed three months after discharge from a large urban trauma center. Narrative analysis reveals four common themes after injury: challenges to recovery, feeling unsafe, efforts to increase safety, and resources for recovery. To address these barriers, the team recommends directing additional resources to injury survivors as they return to their communities.


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